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             DELORES A. (Moreth) DELOFF
March 4, 1926 to October 13, 2020 
     

Delores A. Deloff, 94 of Syracuse passed away on October 13, 2020 at the Jewish Home of CNY.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Delores was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (Michels) Moreth.

Communicant of Assumption Church and longtime BINGO volunteer, Parish Council member and member of the Assumption Academy PTA.

Delores was a longtime Daycare Provider for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her entire family, going on vacation to places near and far; cooking and making her world famous Christmas cookies.

Pre-deceased by her parents, her beloved husband of 26 years, Christopher Deloff on January 25, 1975 and her three brothers, Norman, Robert and Richard Moreth

Survived by: Three daughters, Doreen During of Baldwinsville, Ruth (Richard) Pandozzi of Baldwinsville and Debbi (Paul) Brodfuehrer of Canastota

9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson

One sister, Marilyn Quartier, sister-in-law, Evelyn Moreth, several nieces, nephews and cousins

Visitation will be FRIDAY, October 16, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on FRIDAY at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.

The Rite of Christian Burial and committal will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required to attend both visitation and the funeral Mass. You will need to sign in at both locations due to NYS contact tracing requirements. Please note, you must have your temperature taken and there maybe capacity limitations.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church Food Pantry, 808 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 OR Susan G. Komen Foundation , 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, #300, Eastarch 4, 1926 to October 13, 2020











DEBORAH A. COLLINS
April 9, 1961 to October 7, 2020


Deborah A. Collins, 59 of Syracuse died on October 7, 2020

Survived by three children, Colleen, Robin and Jason Collins

5 grandchildren and one brother, William Schoeberlein

Funeral Services are private

**Obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard**






           PEGGY A. (Davis) KNAPP

Peggy Ann (Davis) Knapp, 78 of Syracuse passed away on October 3, 2020

Peggy was a former Teaching Assistant for the City of Syracuse School District


Pre-deceased by her husbands, Leon Davis and Bruce Knapp and her daughter, Isabelle Davis


Survived by her four children, Esther (Edward) Crossman, Robin Davis, Leon Davis, Sr. and Joseph Davis


Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with many “adopted” grandchildren


Visitation will be FRIDAY from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, 228 Davis Street, Syracuse


Due to the pandemic, funeral services will be private


Please be aware that masks will be required along with social distancing and capacity limitations.


Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with th








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   ADELINE MARIE FAGAN, MD
 February 4, 1992 to September 19, 2020

Adeline Marie Fagan, MD, of La Fayette, NY, passed away September 19, 2020, after contracting COVID-19.

Adeline was born in Syracuse, NY, on February 4, 1992, the second of four daughters of Mary Jane Abt-Fagan and Brant Fagan. Adeline grew up in La Fayette, where at the age of five she ran around the house with a toy stethoscope around her neck. At age 11, Adeline developed a neurological disease and became confined to a wheelchair. A visit to the orthopedist to diagnose her illness cemented her desire to become a physician, after he took the time to explain his diagnosis directly to Adeline so she could understand.

Throughout her life, Adeline loved and valued education. She attended Bishop Ludden High School, where in three short years she made many friends, played varsity lacrosse, and was elected Class President. She attended Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) in Philadelphia, PA, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Adeline was a charter member of the SJU chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. After graduation, Adeline took a gap year before entering medical school. During that time, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in order to care for and learn more about patients in the hospital. She received her medical training at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY University at Buffalo, where she made it a point to meet and memorize the names of all 144 students in her class. There, she made lifelong friends with her radiant smile and cheerful manner. Always intent on helping others, Adeline traveled to Haiti on medical outreach trips during each of her four years in medical school, more than any other student in her class. In her last medical school rotation, she found OB/GYN, a discipline that married working with women and babies, her love of helping others, a need for patient education and surgical procedures. Adeline moved to Houston, TX for residency where she quickly blossomed as a caring and dedicated OB/GYN. She worked in both a hospital and a clinic for an underserved population.

In addition to being a doctor and helping others, Adeline loved her extended family, friends, music, and her dog, Ruby. She always looked forward to holidays and birthdays, a time to sit and laugh with the rest of the family. Game nights with her school friends were a welcome diversion from the stress. Adeline was always planning and looking forward to the next trip, either with one or more of her sisters, or with the entire family. Her musical tastes ran from ‘80’s pop to country to present day artists, and she knew all the words.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Adeline as if a member of their family, while we could not be in the hospital with her – her co-residents in OB/GYN and Family Medicine,  the nursing staff, and Drs. Edwards and Farooq at HCA Houston Healthcare West; the critical care nursing staff, resident doctors, and attending Drs. Akkanti, Hussain and Dinh at Memorial Hermann-TMC. There were countless other people who helped take care of Adeline and we thank you for all your support.

She is survived by her parents; Brant Fagan and Mary Jane Abt-Fagan; her three sisters, Emily Fagan Drum, Maureen Fagan and Natalie Fagan; her brother-in-law, Don Drum; a nephew Leo Drum; her maternal grandmother, Dolores Abt; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private, by invitation, funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 3, at 11:00 AM in Holy Family Church, Syracuse, NY, with Rev. James Carey officiating. Live-streaming of the service is available at www.holyfamilysyr.org. Interment immediately follows at St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adeline’s name to Memorial Hermann for ECMO research at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure; online at www.memorialhermann.org/donate; by mail to 929 Gessner, Suite 2650, Houston, TX 77024; or by phone at 713-242-4400.

**The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. 

*** The obituary may be found online at www.syracuse.com/obits Please visit this site to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message for the family. 

"If you can do one thing, be an "Adeline" in the world.  Be passionate about helping others less fortunate, have a smile on your face, a laugh in your heart, and a Disney tune on your lips".  








 
          DONNA MARIE (DiMARTINO) ANDERSON

Donna Marie (DiMartino) Anderson passed away peacefully on September 3, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

Donna was a 1971 graduate of Assumption Catholic Academy.  She was a Registered Nurse graduating from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1974.  

Donna was formerly employed by St. Joseph’s, Upstate and Crouse Irving Hospitals.  She was most recently employed as a Teaching Assistant for 22 years in the Liverpool Central School District. 

She will mostly be remembered for her love of her children and grandchildren who she adored so much and her willingness to help others.  

Donna was predeceased by her parents, Rosemary and Joseph A. DiMartino.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Steve. She also leaves behind the pride of her life, her children: daughters, Kelli Susan and husband, Evan Proulx and Ashley Marie and husband Keith Shults, and her son, Drew Stephen and wife, Xuemao Zhong.  

Five very special grandchildren that she loved with her whole heart: grandsons, Bryce Evan Proulx, Brennan Matthew Proulx and Asher Stephen Shults; and granddaughters, Payton Marie Shults and Harper Charlotte Shults …every moment with them put a smile on her face. 

Donna is also survived by her brother, Joseph R. DiMartino and sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Tom Schafer; along with nephew, Ryan and nieces Jenna and Brianna.

Per her request, there will be no calling hours. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on THURSDAY, September 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church followed by the Rite of Christian Burial in Assumption Cemetery.

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required to attend. You will need to sign in at the church, have your temperature taken and there are capacity limitations. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

Donations may be made to Paws and Effect, Inc, 2035 County Route 1, Oswego, NY 13126 (Please make checks payable to PAOC) 





Sally (Masters) Macko, 94 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on September 2, 2020. 

Native of Syracuse, Sally was pre-deceased by her husband of 65 years, Michael F. Macko, Jr. (Syracuse Firefighter—Truck 4) on February 4, 2012. 

Sally was a longtime Waitress at the former Schnitzelbank Restaurant (Change of Pace) and other various banquet facilities in the Syracuse area for many years.

She devoted her life to her entire family and considered shopping a “sport”.  

Survived by her five children, Michael (Mary Lou) Macko III, Gary Macko, Barbrie (Joseph) Scalisi, Timothy (Sherri) Macko  and James Macko.

2 sisters, Dorothea Scholl and Beverly (Tom) Phillips and one brother, Robert McCorry

15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews encompassing three generations. 

Funeral Services will be private and she will be buried with her beloved husband at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements






  
DAVID J. FAHEY, Jr. 
November 20, 1932 to May 8, 2020
David. J. Fahey, Jr., 87 of Liverpool passed away on May 8, 2020.

A Memorial Mass to honor David will be on Saturday, September 5th at
11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Liverpool.

If you are planning to attend, you must register with the church as
occupancy requirements and social distancing will be observed.
Please contact the church at (315) 451-5070.
**If you would like to see the original obituary in its entirety, please visit www.syracuse.com/obits--you can also sign the Guestbook.

If you have questions, please call the funeral home at 315-422-2534. 



PAMELA JEAN (Daignault) JOCKO
     October 12, 1959 to August 17, 2020 

Pamela Jean (Daignault) Jocko, 60 of Syracuse died on August 17, 2020.

Pam was a longtime resident of Ross Towers and enjoyed being a “helping hand” to all that needed her assistance.  She served as the President of the Tenants Association, loved animals and was considered a private, kindhearted person who will be truly missed. 

Services are private.

Contributions may be made in Pam's name to the SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY 13211



 
ANASTASIA "Nettie" GULOWATY 
  March 6, 1924 to July 28, 2020

Anastastia “Nettie” Gulowaty, 96 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020 at The Jewish Home of CNY.

Born in New York City to the late Theodore and Pauline (Koshyk) Gulowaty

Pre-deceased by her parents and her longtime companion, Charles J. Barry who died in 2006.

Survived by one sister, Anne Konick of Syracuse

One niece, Donna (Bill) Shampine and her three children along with the entire Barry Family.

Services will be private

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to All Faiths Food Pantry, c/o St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse, NY 13208



  

KYLE C. (Bunis) YOUNG
  January 16, 1959 to July 23, 2020


Kyle C. (Bunis) Young , 61 of Syracuse passed away on July 23, 2020.

Survived by his parents, Rita (Robert) Bunis and Raymond A. Young.

5 siblings, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins

Friends and family are invited to attend a Graveside Service for Kyle on THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Assumption Cemetery. (Please gather at the main gate of the cemetery at 12:45 PM and masks will be required) 







DANIEL MORGAN BLOCK
August 15, 1993 to May 31, 2020

Our son, brother, and friend Daniel M. Block passed away at home on Sunday, May 31, 2020. He was born in Sleepy Hollow, NY on August 15, 1993 and spent most of his life in Croton on Hudson, NY before moving to Syracuse in recent years.

Daniel was a light to others and he brightened our world every moment that he was in it.

Dan was smart, loving and funny. He had plans for every step of his journey. In recent months, he took up playing the guitar again, often playing tunes that were completely creative, original & beautiful. Down to earth and easy to talk to, he was great company and could hold the same conversation for hours.

Early on in high school, Daniel developed an addiction to prescription opioids, a relentless disease which would haunt Daniel for the rest of his life. Dan’s struggle was truly a battle, yet his memory will never be defined by that disease. His laughter, joy and love of life will be what we will remember forever and always.

Daniel is survived by his parents, Cathy and Mark Block of Syracuse, his sisters, Ellen Block (Nicholas Olivieri) of Syracuse, Audrey Block of Chester, VT., his aunts & uncles and by his beloved dog, Kiwi. 

A memorial will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made to https://www.zencenterofsyracuse.org/




 
PAULINE "Polly" ANNE EMM
  February 23, 1944 to June 23, 2020

Pauline (Polly) Anne Emm passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Albert and Esther( Francisco) Emm of Syracuse.

Pauline lived most of her life in the Syracuse area.  She grew up in Lyncourt and she and her family were member of St. Daniel’s parish. 
Polly attended St. Daniel’s school, graduated from Assumption Academy in 1963 and continued her education at St. Catherine’s Infant Home in Albany, NY.   She later joined the staff at St. Joseph’s Children’s Services where she loved her work for over 35 years, helping hundreds of children and their families. 

She loved her family and friends deeply.  Polly was a very kind and compassionate person.  Always concerned about others, she gave her time and energy to help anyone she could whether friend or stranger. 

In her parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary, she taught Religious Education preparing children for First Communion and First Reconciliation.  She also regularly helped with funeral lunches.  
Polly was involved with “Clowning for Joy” and used the name “Sparkles”, which suited her very well.  She and her friends formed the “Show and Tell Red Hats”, enjoying a variety of activities.  Polly and Nancy enjoyed traveling our country as well as taking many cruises together.


Pauline is survived by her sister, Nancy E. Emm, cousins, David (Joanne) Whitford of Maryland, Ronald (Kathy) Newton of Indiana, Kathy (Steve) Carney of Baldwinsville, William (Ann) Emm of Camillus and lifelong friend, Rudy Rivers and many, many dear friends.


A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church with the private burial in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.
Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements


Contributions may be made to Vera House, 723 James Street, Syracuse, New York 13203 or North Area Meals on Wheels, 413 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212.


     

  
JUDITH A. HOPPE
June 16, 1943 to June 19, 2020

Judith A. Hoppe, 77 of Liverpool and formerly of the Northside of Syracuse passed away on June 19, 2020 after a long illness.
Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, Judy was the daughter of the late John A. Hoppe, Jr. and Rita J. (Meiser) Hoppe.

She was a graduate of Assumption Academy, Class of 1961, where she met four very special friends who became like “sisters” to her.  Judy was blessed by God by having the late Joanne (Laquidari) Shackelford, Marianne Wrobbel and Helen (Kraus) Young to share the times at Assumption and many years thereafter.  She missed them all dearly. She is survived by the “fourth” very special friend from Assumption, Margaret “Peg” (Scharoun) Hoppe, who also was Judy’s sister-in-law.  Judy met her “fourth” sister on the very first day of Kindergarten at Assumption.  Both Judy and Peggy were chosen from that class to crown the Blessed Mother during the May procession at Assumption Church that year (1949) and their lives have been intertwined ever since.  Judy was overjoyed when her brother, John, married Peg in 1968.  They went from being “like sisters” to also being officially sisters-in-law on what was a very happy day for the whole family. 

From the age of ten, Judy was wild about watching basketball—from the Syracuse Nats, to the Parochial League to the Syracuse Orange.  She was grateful to have lived her life in a basketball town. 

Lifetime communicant of Assumption Church, Judy was a former Assistant Vice President with Marine Midland Bank in the real estate finance area for many years.  In 1991, Judy joined the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) as an Accounts Payable Specialist and retired in 2001.  She was a former member of the American Institute of Banking. 

Survived by her four treasured brothers:  John A (Peggy) Hoppe, III of Liverpool, Gerald M. (Jeannine) Hoppe of Syracuse, Michael E. Hoppe of Liverpool and James A. Hoppe of Liverpool.  (Jim was her beloved primary caregiver, for which Judy is “eternally” thankful.)
Also survived by several nieces and nephews: Christine (Pete) Shah, Jeffrey (Ellen) Hoppe, William Hoppe, Karen Sankey, Emily and Julia Shah. Kali, Jack and Graham Hoppe, and Zander Schafer.  As well as cousins: Richard (Patsy) O’Neil, Patricia Babcock,, Linda MacBain, Jackie, Susan, Tom and Mike Bateson.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her nephew, Marc Hoppe.  During Marc’s short life, he was an inspiration to everyone in the Hoppe Family. 

The family wishes to express their love and gratitude for the care and compassion that Judy’s caregiver and special friend, Antoinette Davis, provided her during her time in rehab and beyond. 
Judy’s family and friends were her greatest gifts on earth.  Also she felt so privileged to have been raised by and surrounded by, so many wonderful people from “The Greatest Generation”.  This enriched her life beyond measure. 

Visitation will be on MONDAY, June 22, 2020 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on TUESDAY at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse. (It will be live-streamed on YouTube at Assumption Church Syracuse). 

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required to attend both the visitation and the funeral Mass. You will need to sign in at both locations due to NYS contact tracing requirements and there may be capacity limitations. 

The Rite of committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Judy’s memory to Assumption Church , 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 OR Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association, 7138 Sutherland Drive, Canastota, NY 13032 (where the family adopted Judy’s much-loved retirement beagle, “Sparkle”, as well as the most perfect dog ever born, “Lucky”.


            



 







   CARL GERARD DeSTEPHANO
January 17, 1966 to June 14, 2020

Carl G. DeStephano, 54 of Baldwinsville passed away peacefully on June 14, 2020 after a brave battle with brain cancer.

Carl loved being a husband and father, throwing a fun party, traveling on points, music, hockey, Netflix, computer gaming and snacking.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, Samuel and Alice DeStephano and three brothers, Mike, John and David DeStephano.

Carl is survived by his wife of 15 years, Elizabeth (Minekheim) DeStephano and their two children, Benjamin and Isabella DeStephano;  three siblings, Mary Lorenzo, Laura (Jerry) Ishler and Sam (Jennie) DeStephano.

Also surviving are his aunt, Kay DeStephano, many cousins, several nieces, nephews and his four     sisters-in-law, Kathy (Kevin) Stehle, Pat Watters, Eileen Minekheim and Jennifer (Robert) Liccardo.

Carl was loved by many and will be greatly missed!

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 3494 Route 31, Baldwinsville, New York.

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required to attend both the calling hours and the funeral Mass. You will need to sign in at both locations due to NYS contact tracing requirements and there may be capacity limitations. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the children’s education fund, C/O Kathy Stehle, 127 N. Auringer Road, Constantia, New York  13044 (Please make checks payable to Elizabeth DeStephano)  






 
                   RITA M. (Groitl) CALLAHAN
 December 1, 1932 to June 14, 2020

Rita M. (Groitl) Callahan of Liverpool, NY died in her home on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at age 87. Rita was born in Wetterfeld, Germany on December 1, 1932, the 5th of 8 children of Josef and Margarete Groitl on the family farm in Bavaria. She was predeceased in 2006 by her husband of 51 years, Thomas M. Callahan, and her son Patrick A. Callahan. Rita is survived by her remaining 6 children, Thomas P. Callahan of San Tan Valley, AZ, Mary M. Zimmer (Timothy) of North Syracuse, Joseph M. Callahan (Christina) of New York City, John M. Callahan (Tracy) of Minoa, Eileen R. Reizun (Scott) of Cazenovia, and Rita C. Flaherty (Timothy) of Orlando, FL. Rita is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 6 great-granddaughters, with a 7th great-granddaughter arriving this fall.

Rita was a strong, spunky, busy girl and worked on the farm to help the family, and her mother depended on her to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Rita mourned the death of her mother in 1944 for the remainder of her life. In 1950, Rita moved with her cousin and best friend Anne to Nuremberg, Germany where she met a handsome American soldier, who later became her husband Thomas.  They quickly hit it off despite a distinct language barrier, and remained close during the remainder of his tour of duty in Germany. Upon the death of Rita’s father, Rita and Thomas discussed plans for her emigration to Ottawa, Canada in large measure because it was the closest Canadian city to Syracuse, allowing Thomas to visit her more easily.  Thomas left Germany on emergency leave to attend to the failing health of his own father, and Rita made passage on the MS Nellie to Canada as part of a Canadian Post-WWII domestic worker visa program in 1951. Rita repaid the costs of her travel in less than one year even though it was estimated to be a two-year repayment process. Following that, she worked in Ottawa and lived with the Collins Family, of Lisgar Street in Ottawa, who welcomed Rita as both a daughter and a sister. She resumed her courtship with Thomas, and they married in St. Patrick’s Basilica in Ottawa on a very snowy day in January, 1955. Rita arrived in Syracuse on May 5, 1955, and Central New York remained her home for the remainder of her life. Rita was a communicant of the Franciscan Church of the Assumption since that time. Rita became a US Citizen in June 1960. Rita was a busy homemaker right until the week of her death, and took pride in canning tomatoes, jellies, sauces, and fruits. She cooked and baked many delicious family recipes, and embraced her husband’s large extended family in Syracuse, despite Thomas’ jokes about her “German warmth.”

Rita also worked for nearly 20 years at the former Onondaga Savings Bank, working her way up from the mail room to the accounts payable department, from which she retired in 1995. Even in her later years, Rita mowed her own lawn, shoveled her own sidewalk, and insisted on managing her affairs in all respects. She and Thomas were the proud owners of a family camp in Florence, NY where they and their children hunted, fished, swam, and planted gardens, even after a fire in 1976 caused them to rebuild the house from the foundation on up. Rita was fully involved in planning, building, and maintaining the camp throughout her life, and often enlisted a work force of family and friends to keep things up to standard. Rita devoted herself to the education of her children and took pride that her children include two physicians, two nurses, a lawyer, a Syracuse Police lieutenant, and two West Point graduates.

Arrangements are being conducted by Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home. 

There will be no public calling hours. 

A Mass of Christian Burial at Assumption Church will be conducted on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

She will be buried with her husband, Thomas M. Callahan at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 

Donations may be made in her name to the Syracuse Police Benevolent Association, 511 S. State Street, Syracuse, NY  13202 (www.syracusepba.com)

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to leave a condolence message or sign the Guestbook.  The obituary will be published in both Tuesday and Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. 

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required to attend the funeral Mass.  You will need to sign in due to NYS contact tracing requirements and there may be capacity limitations. 

  








 
Mary (Schleier) Mix
September 15, 1933 to June 10, 2020

Mary (Schleier) Mix, 86 of North Syracuse passed away peacefully on June 10, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. 

Mary was born in Syracuse, the eldest daughter of John and Anna Schleier, and was a long-time resident of North Syracuse. Mary graduated Valedictorian of her class at Assumption Catholic Academy and then attended Powelson Business Institute. She later worked as a secretary at Western Electric in Syracuse, where her future husband was also employed. 

She was a lifetime communicant of Assumption Church and former Religious Education Teacher and volunteer with the church.

Mary was a loving wife and mother devoted to her family. Her other passions included crafting, reading, gardening, bird watching, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Survived by her husband of 65 years, Julius A. Mix

Three daughters, Karen Bielby of Rome, NY 
   Anne Mix of Liverpool, NY
   Elaine Mix of North Syracuse, NY

Two sons, David (Laura Pantaleo) Mix of Liverpool, NY 
         Gregory (Gwyn) Mix of Vacaville, CA

Twelve grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 

One sister, Jean (Robert) Payne of Liverpool

Sister-in-law, Linda Schleier along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 


She was predeceased by her brother John Schleier. 

Visitation will be on SUNDAY, June 14, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc., 900 N. Salina Street.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on MONDAY, June 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required to attend both the visitation and the funeral Mass. You will need to sign in at both locations due to NYS contact tracing requirements and there may be capacity limitations. 

The Rite of burial and committal will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 
















                      CURTIS D. BLOESER
March 19, 1959 to June 8, 2020

Curtis D. Bloeser, 61 of Syracuse passed away on June 8, 2020.

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late Donald and Irene (Lascek) Bloeser

Funeral Services are private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 











 
 
KENNETH LOUIS ELDERBROOM
    April 11, 1927 to June 3, 2020

Kenneth L. Elderbroom, Sr , 93 of Syracuse passed away June 3, 2020 at home. 

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Ken was the son of the late Louis T. and Loretta (Michels) Elderbroom.

Proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WW II., Ken returned from the war and worked at New Process Gear as an Engineer for 55 years.

Communicant of Assumption Church, Ken enjoyed spending time with his large family, fishing and having many fun days at their camp on Oneida Lake in Constantia. 

Pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Marion D. (Root) Elderbroom in 2003 and son, Donald Elderbroom in 2000.

Survived by:  One son, Kenneth L. (Gemma) Elderbroom, Jr. 
Five daughters: Nancy Stewart, Mary Lou Elderbroom, Judith (Charles “Butch”) Edwards, Karen Pickard and Darlene (Charles ) Atkins.

 
One brother, Harvey (Nancy) Elderbroom and daughter-in-law, Ellen Elderbroom. 

Many grandchildren, several  great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson along with several nieces and nephews


Funeral Services will be private and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery

Contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088 

The obituary will be online at www.syracuse.com/obits where you can sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  The obituary will be published in this Sunday's Post Standard. 



 




  

BARBARA LYNN McGLORY
         October 17, 1948 to May 20, 2020

Barbara Lynn McGlory of Liverpool, N.Y passed away on 05/20/2020 after a long illness.

She leaves behind her Husband Stephen McGlory, Son, Michael Stephen McGlory (Heidi), Daughter Jodi Michelle Seyfried (Douglas) of Fairport, N.Y.

Two Brothers, Robert & James Olive of Anaheim California.
Four Grandchildren, Ashley Lynn Seyfried and, Joseph Seyfried of Fairport. 
Suzanne Marie and Cecelia McGlory of Solvay, N.Y. Sister-in-Law Irene Richter (her sister by another Mother}, Brother in law Alan Richter of Albany, N.Y.


A Cosmetologist receiving her License in Albany. Worked at the Beauty Nook for years before moving with her husband to Liverpool. A Hairdresser in Liverpool for many years at Dina's Hair Salon. 

She continued in her career teaching Cosmetology at Contemporary School Of Beauty in Syracuse.  She was very well known throughout Syracuse and was often met by students whom she taught, (They would usually say, “Mrs. McGlory, you look the same as when you taught me”.)

When Contemporary School of Beauty closed, Barb worked at Genessis2 in North Syracuse.  As her health deteriorated, she wanted to give back and worked with Alzheimer and Dementia patients.

No longer able to work due to her recurring illness, forced to retire, she took great pride in watching her Grandchildren (The Love of Her Life).

Her hobbies were her passion, Painting (Arts & Crafts), and her love of gardening which was admired by many.

Always helping others in their time of need in spite of her own health problems, she was a compassionate wife & grandmother and friend.

Her Greatest joy was her Grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

There will be no Calling Hours and there will be a celebration of her life at a later date.

Please visit www.Syracuse.com/obits in order to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  The obituary will be published in the May 31st Sunday edition of the Post Standard. 







 
Michael Francis Gillings
        May 17, 2020

Michael Francis Gillings, 69, passed away on May 17, 2020 in San Diego, CA. 

A graduate of Assumption Academy, he had worked at various restaurants in the Syracuse and San Diego areas for over 40 years.

He is survived by his brother, Thomas A., Liverpool, and sisters Kathleen A. Ceglie (John), Braintree, MA, Mary T. Gillings, Raleigh, NC, and Margaret M. Gillings, Mattydale, as well as his niece, Mary E. Sullivan (Brian), Avon, MA, and nephews, Robert J. Ceglie (Nicole), Charlotte, NC, and Michael C. Ceglie (Renee), Braintree, MA. 
He also leaves behind 3 great-nieces, 4 great-nephews, and had a special bond with Timmy Sullivan. He is also survived by many cousins, and friends – Mike never met a stranger.

He is predeceased by his parents, Robert C. and Edythe M. and his brother, Patrick J. Gillings.

Services and interment will be held at a later date.







 
Jacquelyn M. Wheeler
April 7, 1961 to May 14, 2020

Jacquelyn M. Wheeler, 59 of Syracuse passed away on May 14, 2020

Survived by her husband, Brian K. Wheeler

Two sons, Sebastian and Alan Wheeler and one grandson

Her father, Paul Schilling and three siblings, Lori Mulcahy, Deanna and Rick Schilling.

A Celebration of Life will be held once the pandemic passes.

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to see the obituary online.  The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Post Standard. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.






 
November 7, 1967 to May 16, 2020

Elizabeth R. Widger, 52 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020.

Pre-deceased by her husband, Edmond “Eddie” L. Widger, Sr. in 2015

Survived by her children, Kimberly, Edmond Jr., Kristi, Shania and Nicholas

Her companion, Edward Trumble

Her mother, Lorraine Yager, three siblings, Edward Yager, Randy Clark and Jeanette Snyder

Several grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date once the Pandemic has passed.

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to leave a message or sign the Guestbook.  The obituary will appear in Sunday's Post Standard newspaper. 








 
RICHARD "Dick" C. SCHUG
  October 19, 1936 to May 12, 2020

Richard “Dick” C. Schug, 83 of Syracuse passed away on May 12, 2020 at University Hospital due to COVID-19.

Native of Syracuse, veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed at General Electric for 38 years.

Dick enjoyed a lifetime of fun at the family camp that his grandfather built on the “South Shore” of Oneida Lake and he longed for the day that he could return. He was a huge fan of Syracuse University basketball and the New York Yankees.

Dick was a strong-willed gentleman who battled numerous medical conditions for the past 20 years.  He overcame every obstacle that came his way and he was able to see his sons grow up, marry and have children of their own.

Survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary Lou (Mott) Schug of Syracuse

Two sons, Thomas (Nicole) Schug of Baldwinsville and Matthew (Holly) Schug of Manlius

Three grandchildren, Leah Amidon, Lucas and Trevor Schug

One sister, Doris (Norbert) Brefka and several nieces and nephews

A Memorial Mass will be privately held at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church at a time to be determined.

Contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208





 
         SARAH L. HORNER
August 10, 1964 to May 8, 2020
 

Sarah L. Horner, 55 of Syracuse died on May 8, 2020.

Daughter of the late Gordon and Edith Horner and sister to the late Earl, Gordon and Keith Horner.

Survived by her brother, James Horner and aunt, Lorraine (Joseph) Moore along with several nieces and nephews

Funeral Services are private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.





 
DAVID J. FAHEY, Jr. 
  November 20, 1932 to May 8, 2020
 

David. J. Fahey, Jr., 87 of Liverpool passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 after a brief illness.

David was born in Syracuse to the late David J. and Agnes (Koehring) Fahey, Sr.

Longtime communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, David belonged to the Holy Name Society and was very active in the IHM Youth and CYO Basketball Programs.

 Veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1955 to 1957, David returned from the service and gained employment at Crouse-Hinds (Cooper Industries) retiring in 1996 after 37 years of service.

An avid golfer, David was also a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan and lifetime member of the Pastime Athletic Club.

Pre-deceased by his parents, his wife, Mary (Moran) Fahey on August 14, 1983 and his sister, Dorothy Carmeci.

Survived by two sons, James Fahey and Michael (Jennifer) Fahey both of Liverpool

Two daughters, Barbara (Scott) Osborne of Liverpool and Susan (Alan) Marzullo of Cicero

One sister, Mary Farrant of Florida

Six grandchildren, Scott (Marlee) and Brandi Osborne, Taylor and Jacob Fahey and David (Lisa) and Maria  Marzullo

Companion, Janet Jinske and several nieces and nephews

A Memorial Mass and celebration of David’s life will be held at a later date for family and friends once it is safe for all of us to gather again.

Entombment will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum in Dewitt.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements

Contributions may be made in David’s name to Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, 425 Beechwood Avenue, Liverpool, NY 13088 OR Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204




 
GAETANA "Tina" GULLOTTO
     August 7, 1933 to April 30, 2020

Miss Gaetana “Tina” Gullotto, 86 of Syracuse passed away peacefully at the Bishop Rehabilitation Center on April 30, 2020.

Tina was born in Randazzo, Italy to the late Anthony and Maria (Romano) Gullotto.

In 1966, she immigrated to American where she came to Syracuse to be with her brother and his family.

Tina was a talented seamstress working at both the former Julius Resnick Purse Factory and for over twenty years, the Addis Department Store in Downtown Syracuse.

Communicant of St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Syracuse.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her two brothers, Vincent and Salvatore Gullotto.

Survived by three nephews, Sam (Luann Nosko), Gullotto, Carmen Gullotto and Vincent Gullotto along with their children, Vincent, Samantha and Anthony.  Tina is also survived by her extended family in Italy.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church and burial will be private in Assumption Cemetery

The family wishes to express their gratitude and deep appreciation to the entire staff of “C Floor”  (nurses, aides, social workers, maintenance workers and everyone else including her roommate “Candy”)   for the care and concern given to their beloved Aunt Tina during her stay at The Bishop.  Your kindness, generosity and love will never be forgotten!

Contributions may be made to The Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center—Activities Fund, 918 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203

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CHARLES E. "Chas" MICHAELS
    February 7, 1967 to April 10, 2020

Charles E. “Chas” Michaels, 53 of Syracuse and formerly of Brooklyn and Poughkeepsie passed away peacefully on April 10, 2020.

Pre-deceased by his son, Jeremy White, Jr.

Survived by his wife, Kelly Michaels along with two children, Amanda Briggs and Chas Michaels

3 grandchildren, two siblings, Raymond (Janet) Michaels and Michelle (Anthony) Marino and several nieces and nephews

Services are private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.




 

DIANE M. CROSSMAN
March 22, 1956 to April 1, 2020

Diane M. Crossman, 64 of Liverpool passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2020.

She was born in Syracuse and raised in Baldwinsville and was known as a soft-spoken, outgoing lady who would help anyone that asked for assistance.  Diane was a believer in “tough love” and raised her children with that philosophy in mind.

Survived by her three children, Michael (Jose) Lancto, Sabrina (James Scott) Malin and Jonathan Lancto

10 grandchildren, Miranda Cooley, Isabella Lancto, Jeffrey Lancto , Jr, Christina Lancto, Marah Bezio, Destiny-Hope Abear, Christopher Lopez, Mae’onna Scott, Jayden Lancto and Olivia Lancto. 

Two sisters, Mary Ryan and Dorothy (Arthur) Dunham and several nieces and nephews

A “Celebration of Life” will be planned once the COVID-19 Pandemic has passed and it is safe to gather in public once again.  

 



 
Francis "COWBOY" William Mason
            June 3, 1959 to March 29, 2020

On Sunday, March 29, 2020 loving father and brother and soon to be grandfather, Francis William Mason passed away at 60 years old. He was also known by his friends as “Cowboy”.

Fran was known for his kindness and willingness to help others. He was a happy person who had a big heart and always found the positive side of life.  His passion for playing his guitar and singing his favorite songs could light up any room. 

Fran leaves behind his daughter Michelle, son Cory and brother Lance. Due to current restrictions, his funeral will be held at a later date when the time is appropriate.


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FRANK RUDY, Sr. 
October 16, 1929 to March 22, 2020

Frank Rudy, Sr. 90 of North Syracuse passed away peacefully on March 22, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Frank was born in Syracuse to the late Michael and Mary (Marchen) Rudy.

He worked at Hotel Syracuse for five years as an Operating Engineer and was transferred to the former Northway and Country House in Liverpool where he proudly worked for 31 years. 

Longtime communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Frank married the former Rosamond Cannon and they recently celebrated 67 years of marriage on Valentine’s Day. 

Pre-deceased by his parents and five siblings, Michael Rudy, John Rudy, Joseph Rudy, Mary Esselburn and Ann Devine.

Survived by his wife, Rosamond and two children, Kathy Rudy, PhD and Frank M. Rudy, Jr. 

Two grandchildren, Stephanie and Amanda Rudy, sister-in-law, Jeanette Rudy and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery

Contributions:  Humane Society of CNY, 4915 West Taft Road, Liverpool, New York 13088 

         



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SYLVIA J. HEWITT
November 4, 1928 to March 20, 2020

Sylvia J. Hewitt, 91 of Syracuse died on Friday, March 20, 2020 at St. Joseph's Hospital. 

Burial will be private at St. Mary's Cemetery in Clayton, NY.



BETTY (Sager) SEIFRITZ
October 19, 1929 to March 19, 2020

Betty (Sager) Seifritz, 90 of North Syracuse passed away March 19th, 2020. 

Pre-deceased by her husband Carl, granddaughter Molly and great grandson Ben. 

Survived by children Stephen (Mary) Seifritz of Liverpool, Linda (Daniel) Ruddy of Oswego, Sharon (Jeffrey) Elmer of West Monroe, Susan (Peter) Gugliotto of Central Square and Scott (Rebecca) Seifritz of Rochester; grandchildren, Christopher (Annie), Sarah, Caitlin (Justin), Joshua, Elijah, and Tanya; great-grandchildren; Jack, Emma, and Claire.

Family was most important to her and she guided with love and faith. She also had many friends whom she cherished. Betty enjoyed writing especially prayer poems and was a devoted member of the Franciscan Church of the Assumption in Syracuse where she headed up the prayer line for many years. She loved helping others with a kind and giving spirit.

Betty once wrote: "Happiness is love; the love of family, the love of good friends and neighbors. For what is life without love? And when one is blessed with so much love from so many then he has found happiness and been forever blessed." She also loved flowers, camping, traveling, and babies.

There are no calling hours and burial will be private. A Mass of Christian burial will  be scheduled at a later date. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

Contributions can be made to The Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY  13208 and the American Heart Association, 2 Clinton Square, Suite 305, Syracuse, NY  13202.

The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Post Standard or you can visit Syracuse.com.  If you would like to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message, please visit their website. 


   



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   Sister M. JULIENNE (Cecilia) BRANDT, OSF 

Sister M. Julienne (Cecilia) Brandt, OSF, age 89 went peacefully home to God on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Franciscan Villa.  Sister was born in East Syracuse, NY to Norbert and Viola (Manger) Brandt. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Church and graduated from the Convent School in Syracuse,, NY.

In 1948, Sister felt God’s call to service and entered the Sisters of St. Francis.  Most of her life was spent ministering to God’s children in various parochial schools.  Her teaching took her to parishes in Albany, East Syracuse and Utica, NY.  She also served for a period of time as Principal of Holy Cross School in Dewitt and St. Matthew’s School in East Syracuse.  After which, she continued working devotedly for the education of children as librarian at St. Daniel School and Bishop Ludden High School where she also filled the role of Attendance Clerk.  Sister held a BS degree in Social Studies from Le Moyne College and a Masters Degree in Library Science from Marywood College in Scranton, PA.

Sister Julienne had a great passion for books and reading which lead her to a beautiful and long lasting friendship with New York Times bestselling author, Fern Michaels, who will have her own fond memories of Sister.   The members of her religious Community will remember her 72 years of devoted service, her loving concern for children, her generosity and the care and support she gave others. Those who know her best will also attest to her love of Notre Dame sports and bread and butter pickles.

Sister is pre-deceased by her parents.  She is survived by several cousins and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Congregational Development Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212

The obituary will be published in this Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit their website to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message. 


 

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     RONALD INEICH
January 12, 1953 to March 14, 2020

Ronald P. Ineich, 67 of Syracuse died on March 14, 2020 in Wilkes Barre, PA.

Survived by one son, Chris and the entire Ineich Family.

Funeral Services will be private

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THERESA M. CAMERON
March 5, 1938 to March 2, 2020

Theresa M. Cameron, 81 of Syracuse died on March 2, 2020.

There are no known survivors and we are currently searching for anyone that is related to or knows Theresa in order to honor her life.

If you would please call Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home at (315) 422-2534 with any information that you may have.







 
    AMY L. BUCKLEY
February 12, 1980 to March 7, 2020

Amy L. Buckley, 40 years young,  passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Amy was God’s gift to her family and friends and she filled our hearts with love, laughter and great joy.

Amy loved deeply and lived her life valiantly with courage and determination.  If you knew Amy…you were blessed.  Amy touched so many lives with her big heart and shining personality.  Her family is forever grateful for all the love, support and prayers shown for Amy over the years.

Amy was pre-deceased by her brother, Shawn and she is survived by her parents, Don and Judy Buckley; brothers, Donny, Chris and Matt and sister Michele.  Also surviving are nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Amy’s life will be held at a later time

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

“You are our #1 Amy, always have been…always will be”.

***The obituary will be published in next Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse/obits.com at anytime to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.***







        PAULINE (Polinsky) TILL
  February 9, 1937 to February 22, 2020

Pauline P. Till, 83 of North Syracuse passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Native of Syracuse and longtime communicant of St. Margaret’s Church

Pre-deceased by her parents, her husband of 49 years, Robert J. Till in 2007; three siblings, Peter and William Slifka and Rosemarie Baker.

Survived by two children, Susan L. Till and Robert Till

Two sisters, Helen Fallat and Margaret LaValle along with several nieces and nephews

Pauline is also survived by her best friend Ida and the dog that they shared, Rollie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on FRIDAY, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Margaret’s Church, 203 Roxboro Road in Mattydale

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Private burial will be immediately following at the Onondaga County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.

***The obituary will be published in the Thursday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse/obits.com to sign the Guestbook or leave a remembrance. ***



                           







  RAYMOND CORDOVA
April 26, 1951 to February 15, 2020

Raymond Cordova, 68 of Syracuse passed away on February 15, 2020.

Born in New York City, Ray is survived by three sisters and one brother

Ray was a true saint among us---a “gentle” man, generous, thoughtful and kind.  In death, he generously donated his body to science.

His dear friends, Rev. Msgr. Neal E. Quartier and Rev. Michael Carmola will be officiating at a Memorial Mass on WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church CHAPEL, 400 Salt Springs Road in Fayetteville. (Please use the back parking lot entrance door)  

The obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please sign the Guestbook or leave an online condolence at www.syracuse.com (Obituary Section) 
 



 
ROSEMARY T. BLOCK
November 14, 1931 to February 6, 2020

Rosemary T. Block, 88 of Liverpool passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Loretto Geriatric Center after a long illness.

Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, Rosemary was the daughter of the late Francis and Bertha (Kuss) Keene.

Lifetime communicant of the Franciscan Church of the Assumption and a member of the Altar Rosary Society, St. Joseph the Worker , volunteer and President of the Assumption Academy PTA.

Rosemary retired from Bishop Grimes High School as a “Cafeteria Lady” after many years and previously worked at the former Assumption Academy in the same capacity.

Pre-deceased by her husband, Barney B. Block on August 27, 2000.

Survived by three children:  Stephen C. (Glenn Armstrong) Block, Mark (Catherine) Block and Anne (Nikki LaRowe) Block.

One brother, Francis Keene, three grandchildren, Ellen (Nicholas) Oliveri, Daniel and Audrey Block.

Several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020 from 9:00 to 9:50 AM at The Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the church.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 
Contributions may be made to the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208.




 



 
ANGEL MARIE (Abear) BATTEN
    January 1, 1979 to February 4, 2020

Angel Marie (Abear) Batten 41 of Syracuse passed away on February 4, 2020

Survived by four children: Zachary, Cheyane, Selena and Jasmine Batten

3 grandchildren, many siblings, one grandmother and several nieces and nephews

Visitation on SUNDAY from 4:00 to 5:00 PM with a Celebration of Life at 5:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Kight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse  








BARBARA A. (Roskopf) MUHL
January 21, 1931 to January 17, 2020

Barbara A. (Roskopf) Muhl of Syracuse and Florida passed away on January 17, 2020 at Loretto Geriatric Center after an extended illness.

Born in Syracuse to the late Louis and Dorothy (Weiland) Roskopf, Barb was a proud graduate of Assumption Academy and the devoted wife of Leonard C. Muhl for 61 years until his death in 2011.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her siblings, Robert Roskopf and Rita Rush

SURVIVED BY:  Four children:  Sharon (Charles) Gladziszewski of Florida, Mary Barton of Syracuse, David (Sheila) Muhl of Syracuse and Thomas (Eraina) Muhl of East Syracuse

Five grandchildren, Karen (Daniel) Brennan, Marc Gladziszewski, Jill (David) DiLorenzo, Amy (Michael) Germain and Adam (Rihanna Knetchel)

9 great-grandchildren

Sister-in-law, Doris Bell, brother-in-law, John Gratzer and several nieces and nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be THURSDAY, January 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY

The Rite of Committal and entombment will be immediately following the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum  in Dewitt, NY.

Contributions may be made in Barb's name to the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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Isiah Robert Doughty 
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Hadrian Michael Palmatier
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Anella "Nell" Vaccaro
   September 25, 1925 to January 3, 2020

Miss Anella “Nell” Vaccaro, 94 of Syracuse passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Nell was the daughter of the late Saverio and Maria (Aversa) Vaccaro

Communicant of the Franciscan Church of the Assumption and former member of the Parish Council

She retired in 1980 from Carrier Corporation after 35 years of employment as a Traffic Manager.

Nell loved to travel and some of her most memorable trips included adventures to England, Italy and Hawaii. During her free time, Nell enjoyed attending many theatrical productions at Syracuse Stage and visiting with family and friends.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her eight siblings: Rosina Amato, Dominick, Joseph. Rinaldo, Albert and Samuel Vaccaro; Mary Restani and Anna Vaccaro

Survived by several nieces and nephews encompassing three generations

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following the Mass in Assumption Cemetery

Contributions may be made to the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208





 
              ERIC MAHOOD
 March 19, 1966 to December 19, 2019

Eric Mahood, 53 of Syracuse and formerly Elmira died on December 19, 2019.

Native of Elmira and son of Darline (Pratt) and Edward Mahood

Graveside services are Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Loomis Hill Cemetery

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. 



Sister Dolorosa H. Lenk, OSF (formerly Sr. Mary Ethel Lenk, OSF)                           August 26, 1922 to December 29, 2019  

Sister Dolorosa Lenk, OSF (formerly Sister Mary Ethel) at age 97 went home to God on December 29, 2019 at Crouse Hospital, in Syracuse.  Born in Utica to Edward and Anna (Fehlner) Lenk.  She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Utica and attended the Convent School in Syracuse.  Upon graduation, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis.  She would have celebrated her 80th year as a nun in 2020.

Sister received a bachelor’s degree in education from LeMoyne College in Syracuse and a master’s degree in French language from the College of St. Rose in Albany.  In pursuit of further mastery of the French language, Sister Dolorosa studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, where she earned a Certificate de Langue Francaise.

She ministered for 43 years in the field of education as a teacher and principal in both elementary and high schools in Camden and Trenton, New Jersey; Albany, Utica, Whitesboro, Syracuse and Oswego in New York, as well as Hilo, Hawaii.  When her teaching days were concluded, Sister’s next ministry was in medical records at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica.  During her years there she also served as Director of Volunteers and Medical Staff Library Coordinator. Upon her retirement, she moved to the Franciscan Villa in North Syracuse, NY.  She still desired to be of service and volunteered until her passing at the Nun Better Chocolates located at the Villa.

Sister will be remembered for her beautiful smile, quiet, gentle spirit, her love of God and family, her dedication to the Catholic Community and as a gifted educator.

Sister Dolorosa was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Reverend Doctor Edward Lenk, OFM Conv. and a sister, Marie McQueen.  She is survived by her nephews Thomas (Dorothy) McQueen, Robert (Nancy) McQueen, Brian (Sarah) McQueen; grandnephews Joseph (Alison), Patrick (Shauna), Ryan (Erin) McQueen and great-grandnephews Ethan and James.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY on FRIDAY, January 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  Calling hours will be at the Chapel from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with a farewell service immediately following the Mass.

The Rite of Committal and burial will be SATURDAY, January 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 1427 Champlin Avenue in Utica, NY.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212.
    
                                   


John James Mathews
October 26, 1977 to November 4, 2019

John James Mathews, 42, of Syracuse passed away at home on November 4, 2019. 

Native of Florida, John was the son on Robert John Mathews and Debbie Louise Rao. 

Graveside services are FRIDAY at 1:00 PM at Loomis Hill Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 



                                    Ralph Harry Yogg
July 4, 1956 to November 5, 2019

Ralph Harry Yogg, 63 of Syracuse passed away at home on November 5, 2019. 
Native and life resident of Syracuse, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph and Pauline (Kookas) Yogg.

There are no known survivors.

Graveside services are FRIDAY at 12:00 PM at Loomis Hill Cemetery

Keegan-0sbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 





 
RAYMOND J. MAJESKY
 January 5, 1953 to October 19, 2019 

Raymond J. Majesky, 66 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Native of Syracuse, Ray was the son of the late Joseph J. and Rosemary (Hilsdorf) Majesky.

Graduate of St. John the Baptist High School; he went on to earn an Associate’s Degree at SUNY Morrisville.

Ray was employed by the City of Syracuse in the Thornton Park Greenhouses for several years and was a member of their Men’s Garden Club.

Lifetime communicant of St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church

An avid baseball fan, Ray was a diehard Boston Red Soxs fan and enjoyed sharing his love of the game with everyone he met.

Pre-deceased by his beloved parents and brother, Robert.

Survived by his brother, Ronald (JoAnn ) Majesky of The Villages, Florida

Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on THURSDAY, October 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Contributions may be made in Ray’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allen Creek Road, Building 160, Rochester, NY 14618






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     BARBARA J. (Klein) McKINNON
      July 8, 1935 to October 3, 2019 

Barbara J. (Klein) McKinnon, 84 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on October 3, 2019 at Francis House.

Barb retired from both St. Joseph’s Hospital and Ross Limousine Service and happily participated in the Day Health Program at the Centers of St. Camillus for the past twelve years.

She enjoyed baking, cooking, doll collecting and most of all, spending time with her family.

Pre-deceased by her parents, Julius and Virginia Klein, her beloved husband, Donald; son, Philip J. Klein, Sr.; siblings, Gloria Couch, Richard and Robert Klein, Clarissa Jacura and Marilyn O’Connor.

SURVIVED BY:  Three daughters, Debi (Jack) Rotondo, Edith (John) Verone and Linda McKinnon

One sister, Ramona (Archie) Greene , one brother, Julius Klein and daughter-in-law, Judy Klein

Grandchildren, Philip J. Klein, Jr., Debbie (Paul) Messina, Katie (Jeff) Yaeger, Christina (Chris) Juliano, Christopher Verone, Alexis Verone and Jack Rotondo and 7 great-grandchildren.

Several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be TUESDAY, October 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

A Mass of Christian Burial will be WEDNESDAY at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse.

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Woodlawn Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208






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MARY C. TOBIN
    October 11, 1936 to September 15, 2019

Mary C. Tobin, 82 of Arizona and formerly of Syracuse passed away on September 15, 2019. 

Burial will be private in St. Mary's Cemetery in Dewitt. 








DIANE E. (Northrip) SMITH 
March 15, 1951 to September 4, 2019 

 Diane (Northrip) Smith, 68 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on September 4, 2019.

Diane was the daughter of the late Arthur and Arlene (Young) Northrip

Survived by her loving husband of 29 years Ronald F. Smith

Two cherished children, Lori (Steve) Franklin and Jeff (Autumn Bumpus) Foster

8 beloved grandchildren, Alexiana, Vincent, Joseph, Kaylee, Solomon, Joshua, Violet and Lydia

Services are private

Contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing, Recreation Fund, 918 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203.





JESSE J. FIGI, Jr.
February 19, 1948 to August 22, 2019 

Jesse J. Figi, Jr. 71 of Syracuse died on August 22, 2019.

Son of the late Jesse and Marion (Stevens) Figi, Jesse served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Burial will be private in the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.




RICHARD J. KUSS
   May 26, 1927 to August 22, 2019 

Richard J. Kuss, 92 of Syracuse died peacefully at home on August 22, 2019.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, he was the son of the late Albert and Clara (Soukup) Kuss.

Richard was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy where he was a clarinet player in the school band.  Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946 and returned to Syracuse to finish his education enrolling at Syracuse University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Richard was a Mechanical Engineer and Draftsman for Carrier Corporation for over 41 years.  He spent his free time cheering  for Syracuse University’s Basketball  and Football teams along with being an avid bowler and tennis player right up into his late 80’s.

Pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Marian (Logan) Kuss in 2007; his two sons, Joseph and James Kuss, his granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Boyce and brother, Robert Kuss.

Survived by his two daughters, Mary Esther Kuss of Canastota and Ellen Boyce of Syracuse

Five grandchildren, Kriss Boyce, Samantha Kuss, Stephanie Kuss, James Kuss  and Kimberly Kuss along with one great-granddaughter, Alexis Kuss and daughter-in-law, Dawn Kuss. Also surviving are members of the Logan Family including, Dolores Halbig, Virginia Logan, Kathleen Logan, Rosemary (William) Guyder, Joseph Logan and Frank Reith and many nieces and nephews.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Assumption Church

Private Burial in Assumption Cemetery

Contributions may be made to the CNY SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY 13211 or Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088

This obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit their website to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message. 



 

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                          ARTHUR WHITEHEAD
April 27, 1929 to August 19, 2019

Mr. Arthur “Art” Whitehead, 90 of Syracuse passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Native of Syracuse, Art was born to the late James and Julia (Foote) Whitehead on April 27, 1929.

Art was very proud to be named the Salutatorian at Percy High School for the Class of 1948                 

Art was a Time Keeper at Crouse Hinds Company for 44 years retiring in 1991 and an active member of the Crouse Hinds Retirees

Member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church and Lifetime member of the Pastime Athletic Club. 

Pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Ann Deans Whitehead in 2002; stepson, William Schad and his brothers, William, Norman, Robert, James and Charles Whitehead.

SURVIVED BY:  Two daughters, Lauri (Joseph) Wentland of Chittenango

Patricia (Ronald Fassett) Ewaniszyk of East Syracuse

One son, Michael Whitehead of Mattydale

Two step-children, Bonnie (David) Pires of Woburn, MA and Robert Schad of Mattydale

8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

Funeral Services will be MONDAY, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with the Pastor Judy Alderman officiating.

Burial will be immediately following in Woodlawn Cemetery

Visitation is SUNDAY 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the funeral home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Van Duyn Center for the compassionate care that they showed Art and his entire family.   

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pastime Athletic Club, 1314 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

The newspaper obituary was published in the Thursday edition of the Post Standard.  Please visit their website to sign the Guestbook and to leave an online condolence message. 

   
                                 






 
Patrick Conyngham 
November 11, 1944 to August 10, 2019 


Patrick Conyngham, 74 passed away on peacefully on August 10, 2019 after a long illness at "The Grand" in Rome. 

Son of the late Patrick and Suzanne (Knoblock) Conyngham.

Private burial was on Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 



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JOAN (Conroy) NELIPOWITZ
June 6, 1921 to July 24, 2019 

Joan Conroy Nelipowitz, The last chapter in a long interesting book is complete!

The book began on June 6, 1921 in Roscommon, Ireland and the last page was written on July 24, 2019.

The book was long and sometimes difficult to read but an adventurous tale.

Joan was a life-long resident of North Syracuse and currently resided at The Nottingham.

Joan was pre-deceased by her parents, John Conroy and Elizabeth (Conroy) Keegan; husband Thomas,  daughter, Nancy J. Ficarro, sister, Patricia Hammond and brothers, Eugene and Jack Keegan.

Left to write their books are her daughter, Sharon (Jim) Murray, son-in-law, Joseph P. Ficarro, grandchildren, Stacia, Thomas and Joseph Ficcaro and Ryan Murray along with the legacy of five great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are her sister, Betty Hardcastle, brother, Donald (Ann) Keegan and sister-in-law, Mary Keegan and many much loved nieces and nephews.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be privately held at St. Rose of Lima Church, Joan’s parish for over 64 years.




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CLIFFORD M. "Sparky" PRICE 
 July 4, 1959 to July 14, 2019

Clifford M. “Sparky” Price, 60 of Syracuse and formerly of Sherburne passed away on July 14, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held on MONDAY at 11:00 AM at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, 228 Davis Street, Syracuse.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Private burial in the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery







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OMMY GRACCIANO 
March 9, 1979 to July 4, 2019

Ommy Gracciano, 40 moved on from this life on July 4, 2019.

Pre-deceased by his twin brother, Moises Gracciano on June 7, 2016

Survived by his mother, Aida Ortiz, his children, Julian, Omoriella and Ommy, Jr.  and two  siblings, Arturo and Ashmaly

Visitation on WEDNESDAY from 12:00 to 1:00 PM with services immediately following at 1:00 PM Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home

Burial at Loomis Hill Cemetery





  
Loretta B. "Rita" Smith
   April 5, 1921 to June 5, 2019

Loretta B. "RITA" Smith, 98 of Liverpool passed away on June 5, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Native of Port Leyden, NY and Liverpool resident for the past 50 years. 

Arrangements are currently being finalized. Please check back here during the week of June 24th for updates. 

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KRAIG T. GRIFFIS
June 24, 1952 to June 4, 2019

Kraig T. Griffis, 66 of Syracuse died on June 4, 2019.

Kraig's parents were the late John and Margaret (Bishop) Griffis.

Survived by: One daughter, Cecely Hinga and two brothers, Kevin and Kyle Griffis.  Also surviving are four grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was private at Loomis Hill Cemetery on Onondaga Hill in Syracuse, NY.








PAUL D. LANCE
January 20, 1927 to June 1, 2019

Paul D. Lance, 92 of Syracuse left this life to join his beloved wife Jean and son Mark in the next life on June 1, 2019.

Paul was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation” serving in the US Navy during WWII.  One of his most treasured moments was participating in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC.

Paul was known for his devotion to stray cats and his sparkling sense of humor. He was an avid bowler and golfer and former member of the Pastime Athletic Club. 

He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Wendy) Lance of Syracuse and one niece, Linda of West Virginia.

Funeral Services will be held on FRIDAY at 1:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse. 

Entombment will be immediately following the services at Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum

“Dad, we hope you finally got that hole in one”.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central New York SPCA, 5878 East Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY 13211.




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PAUL A. GRUNER
     May 31, 2019 

Paul A. Gruner, 62 of Syracuse passed away peacefully at home on May 31, 2019 after a brave battle with cancer.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Paul was the son of the late Paul H. Gruner and Doris (Wenzel) Gruner.

Graduate of Assumption Academy and High School--Class of 1974, Paul was a long time Chef in the Syracuse area working for many years at the former Weber’s Restaurant

He loved sports, excelled at both baseball and basketball and was a huge SU, Giants and Yankees fan.

Survived by the” love of his life”, his beloved wife of 28 years, Patricia (Driscoll) Gruner

His loving mother, Doris (Wenzel) Gruner and two devoted brothers, Edward F. (Laura) Gruner and Mark S. Gruner.

Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins along with many cherished friends and classmates from ACA.

The family would like to thank Paul’s oncologist, Dr. Siva and the entire staff on the 10th floor of the Upstate Cancer Center for their compassionate care and ongoing support during Paul’s illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse.

Visitation will be on TUESDAY from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

The Rite of Burial and Committal will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Patricia Gruner, C/O Virginia Fuller, 955 Wadsworth Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message. 





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MARY ESTHER McCABE
   June 20, 1941 to May 30, 2019 

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Esther McCabe (77, of Syracuse) advises of her passing May 30.

For much of her life, Mary Esther lived in the family home in Lyncourt.  In her later years, she joined the Lancaster residential community of AccessCNY, an agency empowering persons of all abilities to reach their full potential.  Mary Esther enjoyed travel, fine dining, and the theater and was an avid fan of the Syracuse Chiefs and New York Yankees.  She served as an example that determination, persistence, and a positive attitude can overcome virtually any adversity.

Mary Esther is preceded in rest by her parents, Mary E. and William A. McCabe and survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen A. and Richard E. Schneider (Pulaski), brother Andrew W. McCabe (Brooklyn) and brother and brother-in law, Matthew T. McCabe and Charles R. Wilson (San Francisco), as well as niece Mary K. Ferry (Mexico) and grand-niece Lily Schneider (Fulton).  She also shared in the love of a large extended family, including Mary Talbo (Marion), Olga S. Barrera, Nanette L. Miller, and Eleanore R. Samarzes (San Francisco), Richard L. Meiss and Peter W. Rudy (Berkeley), Kevin J. Harty and Richard Tempone (Philadelphia), as well as many others.

For many years, she was a congregant of St. John the Baptist Church (Syracuse) and celebrated with the parishioners of Most Holy Redeemer (San Francisco).  Mary Esther will be remembered in several intimate services and interred alongside her parents at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  The family wishes to thank the staff of AccessCNY, particularly David Holmes and Shannon Travor, for their years of service, professionalism, and affectionate care.  In lieu of other remembrances, the family suggests memorial donations to AccessCNY (www.accesscny.org) or Arc of Onondaga (www.arcon.org).
**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.**


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      THOMAS L. CARROLAN
    November 7, 1949 to May 18, 2019

Thomas L. Carrolan, 69 of Liverpool, passed away on May 18, 2019.

Tom was born in Syracuse to the late Leo and Mary (DiBlasi) Carrolan.

Services are Private. 





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IRENE A. (Brezinski) DZIK
  October 26, 1925 to May 12, 2019

Irene A. Dzik, 93 of Syracuse passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Elderwood.

Funeral Services are Private

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VIRGINIA "Ginny" (Domres) BOTTORFF
            July 18, 1921 to May 10, 2019 

Mrs. Virginia “Ginny” (Domres) Bottorff, 97 of Liverpool, passed away on May 10, 2019 at the Cottages after a short illness. 

Ginny was born on July 18, 1921 to the late Leonard and Edna (Lamp) Domres  in Syracuse.

Lifetime communicant of Assumption Church and proud graduate of Assumption High School, Class of 1940.  In 1946, she married Errol W. Bottorff and celebrated 52 years of marriage until his death on July 11, 1998. 

Ginny worked for over 36 years as an Assembler with the Smith Corona Typewriter Company spending 22 years in the Cortland factory after they closed their Syracuse location. While with Smith Corona, she was a member of their softball team for “a good many years”. 

Ginny loved to bowl and beginning in 1940, participated in many leagues with Flamingo Bowl, Lakeview Bowling Center and the Pastime Athletic Club.  In 2015, she earned the distinction of being inducted into the Syracuse Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame at age of 94.  Ginny continued with her Wednesday morning league until her health necessitated her quitting at the age of 94. 

Member of the Town of Salina Seniors, affiliated with the St. Rose of Lima Seniors, former President of the Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post 1297 in North Syracuse and formerly served as the Secretary for the American Legion #1832 Ladies Auxiliary in Mattydale .
Ginny loved to camp and spent many happy years at Fritz’s Pond and Brennan’s Beach---you may remember her working at the General Store for many years. 

Pre-deceased by her parents, her husband and two brothers, Leonard and William Domres and son-in-law, Rodney W. DeKing. 

SURVIVED BY:  5 children, JoAnn (Peter Vrabel) DeKing, Leonard (Donna) Bottorff, Earl W. (June Szymanski) Bottorff, David (Annie Wolfson) Bottorff and Richard (Debra) Bottorff

10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great granddaughters, 3 step-grandchildren and 4 great-great step grandchildren

Several nieces and nephews encompassing three generations

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street. 

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following at Onondaga County Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Town of Onondaga

Calling hours will be WEDNESDAY from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Assumption Church Food Pantry, 808 N. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

**The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or to post a condolence message.**




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FREDERICK JOHN DIETZ
           October 8, 1951 to May 8, 2019

Frederick John Dietz, 67 of Syracuse died on May 8, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held on FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM the St. Francis Friary, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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ONOFRIO J. ("Murphy" "Joe") IMPELLIZZERI
      May 25, 1933 to April 20, 2019

Onofrio J. Impellizzeri, 85 of Fayetteville passed away at home on April 20, 2019.

Services will be private

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VIVIAN (SCHMIDT) OGDEN
     May 11, 1930 to April 20, 2019

VIVIAN (SCHMIDT) OGDEN of Auburn and formerly of Syracuse passed away peacefully on April 20, 2019.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Vivian was a longtime communicant of St. John the Baptist Church

Employed by Onondaga County as a Stenographer for several years and retired from the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Member of the CSEA/AFSCME Retirees (Chapter 1000)

Member of the R.P.E.A. (Retired Public Employees Association, Inc.)

Women of the MOOSE #6, Chapter 105

Member of AARP

Pre-deceased by her parents, Anthony and Anna (Cook) Schmidt and her sister, Kathleen A. Stivers

SURVIVED BY: Her son, Brian (Candice Reilly) Ogden of Auburn

1 Brother, Anthony (Carolyn) Schmidt of Liverpool

3 honorary grandchildren, Murphy, Olivia and Amelia

1 niece, Nancy Papazides and 1 nephew, Tom Meaney along with 1 grand niece, Leigh Ann Papazides and 1 grand nephew, Sean O’Neill

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse.

Visitation will be THURSDAY from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Church

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Onondaga Valley Cemetery in Syracuse.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, 441 W. Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 OR American Lung Association, 17 Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057


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ROBERT "Mickey" THORNTON
       June 30, 1931 to April 18, 2019

Robert “Mickey” Thornton, 87 of Syracuse passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Loretto Geriatric Center.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Mickey was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church.

Mickey was formerly employed as an independent Taxi Driver for 17 years and worked for the City of Syracuse at both the Department of Transportation (10 years) and the Department of Parks & Recreation as a Greenhouse Gardener and Crew Leader for 9 years retiring in 1987.

Pre-deceased by his wife, Mary (Catiggio) Thornton in 2008 and his son, Frank R. Thornton in 1978.

A calling hour will be held on WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Our Lady of Hope Church, 4845 S. Salina Street, Syracuse with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 11:30 AM.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mickey’s name to the Humane Society of CNY, 4915 West Taft Road, Liverpool, NY 13088





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DONALD R. VOGT
    March 21, 1926 to April 11, 2019

Donald R. Vogt, 94 of Sandy Pond, NY passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 peacefully with Ann, Laurine and David by his side.

Native of Syracuse, Don was the son of the late John and Henrietta (Bahe) Vogt and youngest and last survivor of 10 children.

Don was a Data Technician for the US Postal Service for 33 years retiring in 1990.

Very talented with his hands, “Mr. Fixit” built his home at Sandy Pond by reading books.  He also built a boat from scratch that he fished from for many years. Rarely was there something he couldn’t fix and loved the challenge. Later in life he and his Bride enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Myrtle Beach and Bingo.

Survived by his bride of 58 years, Ann (Mulvihill) Vogt and 3 children, Laurine (Vogt) Saba, David (Shannon) Vogt and Michael Vogt; his precious grandchildren, Daniel and Elianna plus several nieces and nephews. Don was pre-deceased by his “adopted in love” son, Ted Reiter.

A calling hour will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Assumption Church with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc.  has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oswego on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

 

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MARIA L. MAGSANOC
October 18, 1943 to April 4, 2019

Maria L. Magsanoc, 75 of Syracuse passed away on April 4, 2019 at home.

Maria was a native of the Philippines and came to the United States in the 1970’s to attend Syracuse University and earn a doctorate degree.

Communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Maria had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Maria retired after twenty years in November 2018 from the US Social Security Administration as a Senior Case Technician and will be dearly missed by all of her former colleagues.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 E. Onondaga Street, Syracuse.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements




 
CATHLEEN BARBARA (Favata) BROWNE
   September 26, 1960 to March 30, 2019

Cathleen Barbara (Favata) Browne, 58 of Syracuse passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at University Hospital.

Native of Rochester, Ohio, Cathy was the daughter of the late Francisco and Ida Grace (Richardson) Favata.

Cathy was a high school graduate and former Home Health Aide prior to sustaining an injury a few years ago. Cathy enjoyed watching television, visiting with people at Brown United Methodist Church and a nice cold Keystone beer. 

Survived by five children, several siblings and her longtime companion, Leon Davis.

Visitation will be on THURSDAY from 11:00 to 11:30 AM with funeral services immediately following at 11:30 AM at Brown United Methodist Church, 228 Davis Street, Syracuse, NY 

Burial in Loomis Hill Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 






 
DONALD W. KNIGHT 
August 5, 1934 to March 25, 2019 

Donald W. Knight, 84 of North Syracuse died on Monday, March 25, 2019 after a short illness.

Don was born on August 5, 1934 to the late Dr. Walter B. Knight, DDS and Sarah (Hanrahan) Knight in Syracuse, NY.

Graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Class of 1952 and graduate of Simmons School of Embalming, Class of 1953.

Veteran of the “Cold War” serving in Europe with the U.S. Army.

Longtime communicant of both Assumption Church and St. John the Baptist Church where he was an usher and volunteer.

Lifetime member of both the Pastime Athletic Club and the Syracuse Turners.  A member of the Park Social Club, Central New York Funeral Directors Association, New York State Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Knights of Columbus, Past President of the Northside Kiwanis and a host of other civic and social organizations in the Syracuse community.

Don became a licensed New York State Funeral Director in 1954 and upon his return from military service, moved to New York City.  Don was employed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer for many of the prominent New York City funeral homes of that era.  In 1961, Don returned to Syracuse and within two weeks of his return, not only purchased his first funeral home (Murphy Funeral Home on Court Street), he met his future wife, Sheila M. Adsit on a blind date.

In 1978, Don purchased and renovated the former Keegan & Osbelt Funeral Home and renamed the funeral home, Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc.   The funeral home continues to proudly serve the Syracuse community at 900 North Salina Street in Syracuse.  

During the sixty three years of serving the public as a funeral director, Don proudly and diligently performed thousands of funerals in his career with the utmost of care and compassion.  Don committed himself to the service of others and every family became his top priority.  He was honored to serve both the Franciscan Friars and the Sisters of St. Francis for over forty years and both religious orders held a very special place in his heart.

The proudest moment in his professional career was being called upon by the Sisters of St. Francis to bring Mother Marianne Cope, OSF (now Saint Marianne Cope) back home from Hawaii to Syracuse in 2005.  Don was proud to refer to himself as “Saint Marianne’s driver” and he was deeply honored to be trusted by the Sisters to bring their beloved Mother back to Syracuse. 

Don took great pride in his family and he was always there for his children.  He and Sheila made sure that all of their children were well educated and well versed in the Catholic faith.  He proudly spoke of his children to anyone who asked and once the seven grandchildren were born, the conversation turned to them and their accomplishments.

Don and Sheila enjoyed traveling to see their grandchildren in Washington, Rhode Island, Boston, Cape Cod and Oneida.  They made a few “trips of a lifetime” to far off destinations.   These adventures included cruises to the Caribbean, an extensive trip to Hawaii, Las Vegas, a trip to Ireland and the highlight of their travels, the pilgrimage for the Canonization of Saint Marianne Cope in Italy in 2012.

Don was always prepared with a joke or story of some sort to share with both family and friends alike.  He enjoyed many years at his camp in Constantia and even though his boating skills were questionable, he enjoyed the peace and quiet that the camp provided him.  He was a man of simple tastes---a cold beer, a well done steak and a good poker game. He lived life on his terms and had no trouble telling you what he was thinking.  His family came first followed closely by his client families at the funeral home.  He lived his life with no regrets and understood that this life is just a moment in time and that heaven awaits us all.  

Pre-deceased by his beloved parents and his two siblings, Ruth and Robert Knight

SURVIVED BY:  His devoted wife of 54 years , Sheila (Adsit) Knight of North Syracuse

Four children:    Patrick J. and his wife, Nissa (McCumber) Knight of Newton Center, MA

                                Suzanne Knight DeBottis and her husband, Peter C. DeBottis of Oneida, NY

                                Patricia A. Knight Scholl and her husband, David F. Scholl of Liverpool, NY

                Thomas E. Knight and his wife, Margaret Mary “Meg” (Hennessy) Knight of Washington, DC

Seven grandchildren: John F.X. Knight of Washington, DC

                                          William H. Knight of Newton Center, MA

                                Edward Donald “Teddy” Knight of Washington, DC

                                          Finian L. Knight of Washington, DC

                                         Julia K. DeBottis of Oneida, NY

                                         Timothy F. Scholl of Liverpool, NY

                                         Cormac H. “Mac” Knight of Washington, DC

                                         Sister-in-law, Lucille (Adsit) Rohrs of Seattle, WA and several nieces and nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on SATURDAY at 11:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery  

Calling hours are FRIDAY from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc., 900 N. Salina Street and SATURDAY from 9:30AM to 10:45 AM in Assumption Church

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 or Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208






CLARA M. "Claire" (Phelan) Pfrang

Mrs. Clara M. “Claire” (Phelan) Pfrang, 91 of Syracuse passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Claire was born in Oswego to the late John J. and Clara M. (Argy) Phelan on July 11, 1927.

Graduate of Assumption High School (Class of 1945) and was a longtime communicant of Assumption Church.  Claire was a dedicated volunteer at the church serving as a lector, Eucharistic Minister and an enthusiastic fundraiser, i.e. “The Basket Lady”.

Claire worked as a Bookkeeper at the former Scotsmen Press for over thirty years retiring in 1992.

Pre-deceased by her husband, William R. Pfrang in 1993; brothers, John, Thomas, James and Edward Phelan;  and sisters, Margaret Phelan, Catherine Leskowski, Mary Phelan, Anne White, Dorothy and Betty Phelan and Ellen Kirsch.

SURVIVED BY: Her son, Edward (Cindi) Pfrang of Kirkville

3 grandchildren, William, Catherine and Donald

3 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Joan Phelan and many nieces and nephews encompassing three generations

Visitation will be on THURSDAY from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. , 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on FRIDAY at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum (Genesee Street entrance) in Dewitt

CONTRIBUTIONS:  Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208



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                                     David J. Green 
        March 10, 1953 to  March 14, 2019 

David J. Green. 66 of Syracuse passed away on March 14, 2019.

Survived by  6 children, 12 grandchildren, 1 brother and 1 great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be held on SATURDAY from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with a service immediately following at the funeral home.

 


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Nortell Clementine "Telly" Taylor-Jackson
December 18, 1964 to February 19, 2019

Nortell Clementine “Telly” Taylor-Jackson age 54, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia.

Nortell was born on December 16, 1964 in Nassau, Bahamas to parents, Livingston Rolle and Louella Taylor.  She graduated from Corcoran High School in 1982. Nortell was also a veteran of the United States Army with an Honorable Discharge in 1984.  For many years, Nortell was proud to be a small business owner of her in-home daycare, Telly’s Playhouse in Syracuse, New York.

Her family and friends will always remember her as a devoted mother and grandmother.

Nortell is survived by her mother, Louella Williams of Syracuse, New York; her children Antoine (Shantelee) Jackson, Kiandra (Michael) Vire and Jamar (Genesis Taylor) Jackson and step-daughter, Serena Jackson.

Her siblings, Tanya (Calvin) Lane, Patrice Wallace, Rebecca Williams and Lanetra Williams.  She has 8 grandchildren, Kamayah Jackson, Danajah and Danayah Williams, Kennedy Jackson, Avery Jackson, Michael Vire, Jr., and Julius and Julian Jackson and one step-grandchild, Destiny Jackson-Parker .

Nortell has three nieces, Gabrielle and Angelica Layne and Grace (David) Rengifo.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bertram Taylor and Lucinda Forbes, of Nassau Bahamas; her paternal grandparents, Solomon and Sarah Smith-Rolle. She also leaves behind a host of friends and relatives.

The family would like to thank friends and family of Syracuse, NY and Atlanta, Georgia for their continued thoughts, prayers and support.

Funeral Services were held in Georgia

Contributions: Syracuse Dunbar Center, 1453 S. State Street, Syracuse, NY 13205




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JAMES HOWARD HAYES, Jr. 
June 26, 1924 to February 20, 2019 

James Howard Hayes, Jr. 94 of Syracuse passed away on February 20, 2019 at Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Howard was the son of the late J. Howard Hayes, Sr. and Blanche (Curran) Hayes.

Howard attended Christian Brothers Academy and the University of Texas at Austin

Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II

Former communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and lifetime member of the Pastime Athletic Club

Howard was a Manufacturer’s Representative for 50 years in the Women’s Fashion Division in the textile industry.

Avid golfer and enjoyed boating in the Thousand Islands, Lake Ontario and the Atlantic Ocean.

Pre-deceased by his parents; one son, Jay Hayes; his wife, Rita (Caron) Hayes; brother, James W. Hayes; son-law, Gary Armour and daughter-in-law, Kathy Hayes

SURVIVED BY: Two children, Caron Armour and Dennis Hayes

One sister, Dolores (Richard) Murphy

Five grandchildren, Stacey Hornbeck, Cristin (Scott) Albert, Dennis Hornbeck, Kelly Kathleen (Marty) Sincebaugh and Stephanie Armour (Mark) Dobrowolski

4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

A Memorial Mass will be held on May 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Church in Syracuse. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.







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Kay Wah 
January 1, 1968 to February 13, 2019

Kay Wah, 51 of Syracuse passed away on February 13, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

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BEATRICE H. BUEHLER
November 6, 1929 to February 6, 2019

Beatrice H. Buehler, 89 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019 in Rochester.

Native of Syracuse, Bea was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Skurka) Buehler

Lifetime communicant of Assumption Church and the Valedictorian of the Class of 1947 at Assumption High School.

Bea was an amazing great-aunt and she spent a great deal of time with her great-nephews during their childhood.  A natural craftswoman, she made clothing for family members and costumes for local parades and Halloween celebrations and also enjoyed sending fresh baked cookies to her great-nephews. 

Pre-deceased by her parents and her siblings, Rita and Charles Buehler

SURVIVED BY:  One sister, Judy Buehler of North Syracuse and one brother, Robert (Lorraine) Buehler of Columbus, OH

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on THURSDAY, February 14, 2019 at 11:00AM at Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

Burial will be private in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements

Contributions may be made to Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

The newspaper obituary will be published in this Sunday's edition of the Post Standard.  If you would like to sign the Guestbook or leave an online condolence, please visit www.syracuse.com/obits.



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ALAIN B. LEEQUI
March 26, 1972 to February 5, 2019

Alain B. LeeQui, 46, of Syracuse, passed peacefully on February 5, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the United States in August of 1999, where he met and married his wife, Melanie R. (Ingram) LeeQui on February 13, 2000.

Alain was employed at Charter Communications. He graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Business Administration and was currently enrolled in a Master’s Program at Syracuse University.

He was an avid lover of video games and movies but he most loved caring for his wife of 19 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his stepchildren; Michael I. Atiyeh (Megan), Deana I. Brush (Eric), Aimee I. Ali.

Two granddaughters; Audrey Atiyeh and Aria Ali and one sister Rachaelene Lauren LeeQui of Florida.

He is also survived by his parents, Fredrick LeeQui of Trinidad and Tobago and Jennifer LeeQui of Toronto, Canada and brother, Kurt Mario LeeQui of London, England and three nieces.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses that work on the Neuro ICU Unit at Crouse Hospital. Their care for Alain and his family went above and beyond and we are forever grateful.

Calling hours will be from 1pm to 3pm on SUNDAY, February 17, 2019, at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with a celebration of his life immediately following the visitation at 3:00 PM. 

An edited version of this obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard.  If you wish to leave an online condolence or sign the Guestbook, please visit www.syracuse.com/obits.

 
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JOHN J. "Jack" KAISER
July 29, 1931 to February 3, 2019

John J. “Jack” Kaiser, 87 of Kenwood Avenue, Syracuse passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at home.

Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, Jack was born in 1931 to the late Fred and Helen (Klein) Kaiser.

Communicant of Assumption Church and lifetime member of the Pastime Athletic Club

Employed with the former General Electric for 42 years as a Supervisor retiring in 1992.

An avid car enthusiast, Jack was the proud owner of a 1929 Model A pickup truck and a member of the CNY Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society.  He enjoyed spending time with his family at the camp on Sandy Pond and growing tomatoes in his garden on Kenwood Avenue.  

Pre-deceased by his parents, his brother, Fred Kaiser; his sister, Elaine Mertzlufft and his son, John “JAE” Kaiser on October 12, 2013.

SURVIVED BY:  One son, Dana Michael Kaiser

One beloved grandson, Joshua Michael John Kaiser and his mother, Michelle LaFountain

His former wife, Donna (Gerry) Foster

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

Visitation will be on SATURDAY, February 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM at Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina Street

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on SATURDAY at 10:30 AM at Assumption Church.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following the Mass in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, New York  13208

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or to leave an online condolence message. This obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Post Standard. 


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John Kevin Grier
     May 7, 1955 to January 19, 2019 

John Kevin Grier, of Antioch, Illinois passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the age of 63.

He was born on May 7, 1955 in Syracuse, NY to George D. and Mary Louise (Wachna) Grier.  John graduated from West Genesee High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Rochester.

He worked as an industrial equipment sales manager for the last 25 years in Antioch, IL.  In 2018 John fulfilled a lifelong dream and started his own business.

John will be remembered for his charismatic personality, sense of humor, love of cooking and good food, strong work ethic, being a loyal friend and more than anything else, for his love and devotion to his family (even when they insisted on calling him Kevin).  While visits between Antioch and Syracuse weren’t as frequent we would have liked, regular, long weekend phone calls kept us close.

He is survived by loving family; sister Kristin Grier (Steven) Middleton of Jamesville NY, brother Brian (Susan) Grier of Baldwinsville, NY, nieces and nephews Jeffrey Collins of Dewitt, NY, Sean (Jacquelyn) Collins of Santa Monica, CA, Lauren Middleton of Jamesville, NY, Steven (Jennifer) Middleton of Penfield, NY, Ryan Middleton of Jamesville, NY, great niece, Mary Margarete, aunt Nancy (Norm) Gerber of Webster, NY, many cousins and his close friends in Illinois who became his second family.

John was predeceased by his father, George Grier in 2005, and his mother Mary Louise Grier in 2012.

His family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, and in particular to Deputy Jon Zacharias for his assistance during this difficult time, the cardiac physicians at Bridgeport Hospital (CT) for saving John’s life in 2016, and Dr. William Berkery of the Crouse Hospital Cardiology Group for his care of John.

A celebration of John’s life will be held in Syracuse at a later date. 

Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program, 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085, or to Helping Hounds, 6606 Kinne Road, Syracuse, NY 13214.


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  Margaret M. "Peggy" (Kalin) Young
  March 3, 1926 to January 21, 2019 

Margaret M. “Peggy” (Kalin) Young, 92 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Peggy was the daughter of the late Engelbert and Margaret (Hipkens) Kalin.   

Peggy was a Secretary for 25 years for the City of Syracuse School District working at Webster and Salina Elementary Schools retiring in 1985.  While working for the school district, Peggy was the President of the Office of Personnel in charge of the contract negotiations and union representation issues.  Prior to her work in the school district, she was a Secretary with Chrysler MOPAR in the Regional Office for 8 years.

Communicant of St. Daniel’s Church and former communicant of both Assumption Church and Most Holy Rosary.

Peggy spent many happy summers in Kennebunkport Maine and traveled extensively throughout all of the 50 states.

Pre-deceased by her parents, her beloved husband, Philip O. Young who passed away in 2010; her siblings, Alfred Kalin, Edward Kalin, Marie Gurzny, Helen Ours and Rita Kalin.

Survived by:  Three children:  David (Patricia) Young of Burke, VA, Virginia (Geno) Cusano of Pompey, NY and Carol Andre of Portsmouth, NH

Three grandchildren, Lauren (Jason) Farrow, Dana Cusano and Alexander Andre along with three great-grandchildren, Camden, Chase and Tenley Farrow

Several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held on MONDAY, January 28, 2019 from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM at St. Daniel’s Church, 3004 Court Street in Syracuse

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on MONDAY at 12:10 PM at the church

Burial will be private in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208 or St. Daniel’s Church, 3004 Court Street, Syracuse, NY 13208



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F. William DeBottis
                       September 9, 1932 to January 20, 2019

F. William DeBottis, 86 of Fayetteville and formerly of Baldwinsville passed away peacefully on January 20, 2019.

Native of Syracuse, Bill was the son of the late Frank and Anna Belle (Judd) DeBottis.  He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1950.  His education continued at Lemoyne College, St. Michaels College in Toronto, St. Bonaventure and St. Mary’s in Baltimore.  In 1957, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Wurzburg Germany.

While in Germany, he met Christa Michel and they were married in 1959 settling in Baldwinsville where they raised their three children.

During his career, Bill was the Executive Director of the Empire State Association of Public Accountants.  As manager of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, he brought the National Bowling Conference to Syracuse.  He held executive, PR, management and sales positions in various businesses.  Bill later owned Strategy Management Services, which provided business and business consulting and motivational speaking services.

He was devoted to Christ and discussions of God came into many conversations.  He was very active at St. Mary’s Church in Baldwinsville for over 50 years serving as the Parish Council President, Eucharistic Minister, teacher and confidant to many young people.   Bill treasured his family, enjoyed sports, the Arts and travel.  In retirement, he became a published author writing The Bishops Ring.

Pre-deceased by his parents, infant grandson, Michael Christian Sheehan and two brothers, Dennis and Gerald DeBottis.

SURVIVED BY:  His loving wife of 60 years, Christa; two sons, Michel (Cindy) and Peter (Suzanne Knight ) DeBottis  and one daughter, Regina (Dr. Michael) Sheehan.

Six grandchildren, Brian DeBottis, Molly DeBottis, Kevin DeBottis, Shannon DeBottis, Julia DeBottis and Sofia Sheehan

Two sisters, Rhea Williams and Oona Mulroy and sister-in-law, Diane DeBottis

Several nieces and nephews

The DeBottis Family would like to thank his physician, Dr. James Blanchfield and the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville.

Visitation will be SATURDAY, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church,  400 Salt Springs Road, Fayetteville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on SATURDAY at 11:00 AM at the church

Private Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick Syracuse, NY 13204

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook.  This will appear in the Tuesday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.



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ROBERTA JOAN (Wolfe) HUSE
        January 4, 1956 to December 27, 2018 

Roberta Joan (Wolfe) Huse, 62 of Baldwinsville, NY passed away on December 27, 2018 at Francis House.

Roberta, a devoted mother, grandmother and wife is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Robin.  Children, Nathaniel (Jessica M.) and Jeremy (Jessica T.) with grandchildren, Alyssa and Elizabeth; mother, Rita Wolfe and several siblings, nieces and nephews.

Pre-deceased by her father, Carl A. Wolfe in 1993.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home , 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

A Memorial Service to be held on Wednesday at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Francis House (108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208) for the wonderful care she received during her stay there.

***The obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please go to www.syracuse.com/obit to sign the Guestbook or leave a message. **


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WILLIAM J. SCHAD
   June 11, 1963 to December 22, 2018

William Schad 55, of Syracuse passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 22, 2018.

Pre-deceased by his parents and survived by his father, Art Whitehead; brother Robert of Mattydale; sister Bonnie and husband David of Boston, MA; sister Susie and husband Darren of Liverpool; sister Lauri and husband Joe of Chittenango, sister Patti  and brother Michael both of Syracuse. 

Willie is also survived by several aunts, nieces and nephews and cousins

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc .  has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Funeral services will be private and burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

***The obituary will be published on Sunday, December 30, 2018 in the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to view the obituary and sign the Guestbook. 

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MARY ELLEN LUNDY

Mary E. Lundy passed away peacefully on December 16, 2018.

Services were private.
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WOLFGANG PETTNER
  July 25, 1947 to November 28, 2018

Wolfgang Pettner, 71 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on November 28, 2018. 

Survivors: One son, Duane Pettner and 2 daughters, Gina Trumble and Tammy Janes

13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren

Visitation is WEDNESDAY from 10:30 to 11:30AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with services to follow at 11:30 AM



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CARL FREDERICK SCHULTZ
     October 17, 1928 to November 28, 2018

Carl Frederick Schultz, of Cicero passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, he was the son of the late Arthur H. and Jane (Cullough) Schultz.

Carl was a lifetime member of Assumption Church and a proud veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving from 1949 to 1952.  

Carl retired from AT&T (Bell Labs) as a Computer Installations Installer and was a member of the American Legion Post # 787 (Cicero)

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on MONDAY, December 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

The Rite of Committal and burial will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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FRANCIS (Frank) X. RESCHKE
September 28, 1918 to September 25, 2018

Mr. Francis (Frank) X. Reschke, died peacefully three days prior to his 100th birthday on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse.

Communicant of St. John the Baptist Church

Frank was the oldest member of the Pastime Athletic Club joining 80 years ago in 1938.  He was also an avid poker player and golfer.

Veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army Air Force, Frank proudly served from 1941 to 1945 as an Engineer responsible for the construction of thirteen air fields in the Pacific Theatre.

Frank was employed by Lane Construction as a Foreman for over twenty years building roads all over the Northeast United States retiring in 1968.

Pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Meta Reschke in 1994, his five sisters, Marie Reschke, Margaret Leo, Caroline Leo, Genevieve Piper and Alma Heck, his two brothers, John and Paul Reschke; his niece, Gretchen Leo along with two nephews, Robert Leo and Christopher Piper.

SURVIVED BY:  19 Nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on SATURDAY, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church (406 Court Street) with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 10:00 AM.

Private burial in Woodlawn Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.  (Please write “Hospice—In Memory of Frank Reschke in the memo section of your check)

   


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Rita E. (Walter) Hoover
     March 26, 1924 to September 15, 2018

Rita E. (Walter) Hoover, 94 of Syracuse went home to the Lord on September 15, 2018.

Rita was a lifelong resident of Syracuse and a graduate of Assumption Academy.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Arthur L. Hoover, her parents, Arthur and Esther (Schill) Walter, her brother, Arthur Walter and sister, Pearl Ungleich.

Survived by one son, Arthur R. (Kathleen) Hoover

12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on MONDAY, September 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street.

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following at Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements..

Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105



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Susan Carole (Lawton) Crook
September 10, 1960 to April 3, 2018

Susan Carole (Lawton) Crook, 57 of Martinsburg, WV passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Susan was born on September 10, 1960 in Syracuse to the late Jim and Evelyn (Sewak) Lawton.

She is survived by her husband, George I. Crook

Two sons, Eric Crook and his wife, Misty of Gerrardstown, WV and Kyle Crook and fiancé ,Aereona Wolak of Martinsburg, WV.

One daughter, Susan (Crook) Markley and her husband, Terry Markley, Jr. of Hedgesville, WV

Six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Three siblings, John, Brian and Kim Lawton all of Syracuse.

In-laws, Dan and Sher Crook of Camillus and Nanci Natol of Mattydale

The family is holding a Memorial Mass on TUESDAY, September 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph ‘s Church of Camillus,  5600 West Genesee Street, Camillus.

Donations can be made in Susan’s name at National Kidney Foundation, 731 James Street, # 200, Syracuse, NY 13203

***The obituary will be published in the Sunday's edition of the Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or to leave an online condolence message. ***



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     ELIZABETH "Betty" (Miller) BARLING
    June 29, 1936 to September 12, 2018 

Elizabeth “Betty” (Miller) Barling, 82 of Cicero, passed away on September 12, 2018.

Betty was born in Syracuse to the late James and Esther (Bittner) Miller.

Pre-deceased by her parents, her beloved husband of 61 years, Russell C. Barling (2016) and one sister, Rita Williams.

Survived by her seven children, Robert (Cynthia) Barling, Richard (Linda) Barling, Ronald (Cathy) Barling, Cheryl (David) Saint Amand, Raymond (Teresa) Barling, Linda (Jerry Kray) Patti and Roy (Lisa) Barling

Four sisters, Ann Smith, Mary Lou (William) Malay, Catherine Rynkewicz and Dorothy (Jerry) Sperato

11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on FRIDAY, September 21, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM followed by a “Celebration of Life” service at 6:00 PM at The United Methodist Center of Upper New York, 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. in Liverpool

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208

***The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or to leave an online condolence message. ***

 




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Patricia Sue Gallivan
December 11, 1946 to August 20, 2018 

Patricia Sue Gallivan, 71, formerly of Syracuse, passed away after a brief bout with cancer at a hospital near her home in East Windsor, New Jersey.

Pat (Patty) was born in Syracuse to the late Mortimer and Bernardine (Bridges) Gallivan and graduated from St. John the Baptist High School in Syracuse in 1964 and from LeMoyne College in Syracuse in 1968.

Pat was employed for 21 years with Bristol-Myers-Squibb (BMS) in both the Syracuse and Princeton, NJ offices and retired from BMS in 2015 from her position as Associate Director of Document Management Services.

Among Pat’s previous employment stints was her position as an Event Planner for the City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. She also served as a Marketing Manager for the Galleries of Syracuse from 1986 to 1993.

Pat will be remembered in the Syracuse and East Windsor communities for her active participation in various nonprofit organizations and homeowners associations including the following: Publicity Chairperson for the UpDowntowners of Syracuse; Event Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County, New Jersey; Secretary of the Windsor Mill, New Jersey, HOA Board of Trustees and volunteer for the Princeton, New Jersey Senior Resource Center.

In addition to her family and friends, Pat’s great loves were music and travel.  She was a huge fan of folk music artists (especially Peter, Paul and Mary) and she could never get enough of traditional Irish music, which may explain why she asked that Bill Delaney, the founder of The Flyin’ Column, a Central New York Irish band, perform at her funeral.

Pat traveled extensively during her retirement years, right up to just a few weeks before her death when she toured several European countries, stopping in Sweden to visit her nephew, Matt Decker.  Recently, she also spent a wonderful few days at a Decker family reunion in Bethany Beach, Delaware, relishing life to the fullest as usual.

Pat was pre-deceased by her parents and her sister, Shirley Gallivan.

Surviving are three siblings;  Mary Margaret (William) Decker of Queensbury, NY, Robert (Maureen Wood) Gallivan of East Syracuse, NY and Maureen (Harshad) Parmar of Evansville, Indiana.  Other survivors of “Aunt Patty” are a host of cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who Pat often visited at locations throughout the country and with whom she shared many special memories.

Visitation will be held on WEDNESDAY, September 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 North Salina Street in Syracuse.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will be immediately following the services in the Gallivan Family Plot, Section Q in Assumption Cemetery where Pat's niece, Rev. Kathleen Decker-Szakas, will be officiating the committal services. 

An Irish-themed “Celebration of Life” party will follow at Riley’s Restaurant, 312 Park Street, Syracuse from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  Pat expressed her desire that those whose lives she may have touched in some way come to Riley’s to raise “A Parting Glass” in her memory.  May the road rise up to meet you, Patty!

The complete obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday, September 2, 2018.  Once the obituary is posted on www.syracuse.com, you can sign their Guestbook and leave a special note of condolence on Pat's obituary page.  








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ERIC WILLIAM THORBORSEN
July 12, 1971 to August 1, 2018

Eric William Thorborsen, 47 of Syracuse passed away at home on August 1, 2018. 

Native of Phoenix Arizona and Syracuse resident for many years.

Eric was a longtime Dishwasher at the former Steak N Sundae in Eastwood and Teall Avenue in Syracuse.

Survived by his children, Eric D. Thorborsen and Cassie Thorborsen

Three sisters, Kristina Lynne Pleines, Jessica M. DiBiasio and Sharon Steinbach Miller. 

Great Aunt, Fran Macko and two uncles, Ron and Ken DiBiasio

Several nieces and nephews including Samantha Lynne Pleines

Graveside Services will be at White Chapel Cemetery, 6633 Kinne Road in Dewitt, NY on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM,

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 





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Mary Patricia Chapman
March 17, 1927 to July 24, 2018 

Mary Patricia “Pat” (Fisselbrand) Chapman, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Born in Syracuse to the late Mary (Doyle) and John Louis “Sport Weaver” Fisselbrand

Graduated from St. Vincent’s and worked at New York Telephone Company for many years retiring from the City of Syracuse, Bureau of Water.

Pat belonged to St. Vincent’s Altar & Rosary Society, St. Vincent Happy Roamers, Holy Trinity Seniors , the “Telephone Cover Dish Gals” and very active in the Democratic Party.

Pat enjoyed spending time with her bowling friends, telephone girls, school friends and most especially, her family. Pat was a special person who was active in her community and enjoyed helping others and volunteering her time.

The family wishes to thank and acknowledge some very special people in Pat’s life. Pat’s neighbor and loyal friend, Neal Landers and his daughter, Desiree along with the ladies at St. Vincent’s Church. We thank Mary Jane, Kathy, Lori and Angela Merola, Eileen Long and all of the health care aides that provided wonderful care to our mother enabling her to stay in her beloved home.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her beloved daughter, Mary Pat (Eddie Cordon) Chapman on May 15, 2016

SURVIVED BY: Three sons, Tim (Diane Smith) Chapman , Bob (Jill Swanson) Chapman, John ( Pam) Chapman

Eleven grandkids: Amelia Chapman, Michael Chapman, Ryan (Heather) Chapman, Seann Chapman, Courtney Chapman, Ben Chapman, Kyle Chapman, Jessica (Kevin) Chapman, Olivia (Greg) Chapman, Ashley (Kevin) Chapman and Robbie (Maureen) Chapman

Seven great grandchildren and several cousins from the Krick and Doyle families.

Calling hours will be TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 342 Vine Street, Syracuse, New York

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Vincent de Paul Church on TUESDAY at 12:00 PM

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery


Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 342 Vine Street, Syracuse, NY 13203







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Jennifer B. (Potter) Morgan
August 26, 1973 to June 23, 2018

Jennifer B. (Potter) Morgan, 44 of Liverpool passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 after a long illness.

Native of the Syracuse area, Jennifer grew up in Constantia.

Jennifer was the devoted mother of two sons, Derek Morgan and Cody Wessing.

Pre-deceased by her father, David M. Morgan

She is survived by her two sons, her boyfriend, Simon Asbury, her mother, Kim Potter and three siblings.

Visitation will be on MONDAY, July 2, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.

Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Loomis Hill Cemetery on Howlett Hill Road in Syracuse

Contributions may be made directly to the family or in memory of Jennifer to the local Autism Support group (FEAT OF CNY--Family for Effective Autism Treatment) 






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THOMAS C. TUCKER
        July 13, 1942 to May 9, 2018 


Thomas C. Tucker, 75 of Syracuse died on May 9, 2018.

Native of Belmont, NY, Tom was the son of the late Clyde and Marguerite (Snyder) Tucker.

There are no known survivors

Funeral Services are private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements



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      ROSS COSIMANO
April 9, 1929 to June 3, 2018

Ross Cosimano, 89 of Homewood, Illinois and formerly of Syracuse passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Beloved husband of Rosemary (Goult) Cosimano.  Loving father of Lawrence (Karen), Patricia (Jeffrey), Robert, Edward (Michel), Thomas and the late Nancy Cosimano (1970).  Cherished grandfather of Alex and Kathryn and Great-grandfather to Maya.  

Ross retired after 40 years for G.E. in Chicago Heights and Oak Brook as an Employee Relations Manager. Former owner of the Homewood Drive-In Cleaners.  

Ross was an avid tennis player and a longtime member of the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club. 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday June 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at the St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie Highway in Homewood, Illinois.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Assumption Cemetery, 2401 Court Street, Syracuse, NY.  (Section 13D)

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the Syracuse arrangements and Tews-Ryan Funeral Home in Homewood, IL has been entrusted with the Illinois arrangements



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Mary S. Chao
October 14, 1927 to May 28, 2018 

Mary S. Chao, 90 years old of Manlius, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2018.  

Mary was born in Shanghai, China. She married Joseph Chao at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan and immigrated to the US. 

Mary led a full life that spanned three countries.  She was a teacher while in Taiwan and a loving wife, mother of four children, grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 3 in her six plus decades in the United States.  

She is survived by four children, Dr. Andrew Chao (Dailing Lee),  
Dr. Margaret Chao (Dr. Joseph Ang), Prof. Pamela Chao (Kevin Hoffman) and Dr. Lawrence Chao (Anne Tran).

Visitation for friends and family will be on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 E. Onondaga St in Syracuse.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
celebrated at 10:00 AM in the church.  

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Graveside services will take place at the Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church, 259 E. Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202






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                                      Eric V. Burke
December 22, 1950 to December 29, 2017 

Eric V. Burke, formerly of Syracuse, NY, who passed away on December 29, 2017, will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the North Syracuse Cemetery on South Bay Road in North Syracuse, NY.

Friends who wish to pay their respects are invited to join the family as we say our final goodbyes. 

Eric was predeceased by his son Todd Burke, his father Martin Burke, and his sister Janine Burke.

He is survived by his mother, Irene Hansen Burke; brothers Wayne Burke, Tux Burke, and his wife, Billi, of ME; niece, Adora Grave, and nephews, Keegan and Kamden Burke, fiance’ Joanie Shine, of NH. 



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Marijane "Mickey" Genovese
              September 28, 1951 to May 23, 2018

Marijane “Mickey” Genovese, 66 of Syracuse passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2018.

Native of Brooklyn, Mickey was the widow of the late David Genovese who passed away on January 26, 2008.

Survived by her loving husband, Francis “Cowboy” Mason of Syracuse

A Celebration of Life will be at a date to be determined.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


    






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Diane M. "MITZI" (Probst) Heffron
   July 27, 1925 to May 17, 2018 

Mrs. Diane “MITZI” (Probst) Heffron of Syracuse passed away peacefully on May 17, 2018.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Mitzi retired from Rockwell Industries in 1978 after 10 years of employment

Pre-deceased by her husband, John Heffron in 1988 and two brothers, Donald Probst in 1993 and Robert Probst in 2003.

Survived by:  Four children: Michael (Nancy) Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Patricia D. Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Scott Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Kelly (Brian) DeSocio of Syracuse

Three grandsons,               Sgt. Sean (Jess) Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Nathan Heffron of New York City

                                          Joseph DeSocio of Syracuse

Two-great granddaughters, Riley and Annabelle Heffron

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

Funeral Services are TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with the Rev. James D. Mathews officiating

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Baldwinsville immediately following the services

Calling hours will be MONDAY, May 21, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

Contributions:  Syracuse Turners, 619 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

***The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook or leave an online condolence. ***






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Roberto Lopez
October 23, 1950 to May 16, 2018


Roberto Lopez, 67 of Syracuse passed away on May 16, 2018


SURVIVED BY:  5 children, Nicole, Robert and Louis Lopez along with Elena Rios and Janet Lee Sousa and his mother, Emelina Morales.

8 siblings, Raquel Torres, Vivian Irizzary, Anna Nivia Soto, Madelyn, James and Angelo Morales along with Lisa Elena Velex and Emelina Tavares 


12 grandchildren and girlfriend, Wendy Raff


Visitation will be MONDAY from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home.

Funeral services immediately following at 11:00 AM with Associate Pastor Michael Santy officiating. 


Burial will be in the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

***The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. ***




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Sister Elizabeth John Timson, OSF
(Patricia Ann Timson)
      October 31, 1934 to May 12, 2018

SISTER ELIZABETH JOHN ‘EJ’ (PATRICIA ANN) TIMSON, OSF

Sister Elizabeth John went home to God on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Francis House in Syracuse, New York.  Sister was born in Syracuse, New York to John and Mildred Gaske Timson.  She had been a Sister of St. Francis for 65 years.

Sister received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and a Master’s in Administration from the State University of NY in Albany.  Her ministry found her working in schools as a teacher and a principal.  She felt very blessed to find her calling in education and she loved her relationships with students, families and friends.  From 1987 to 1989, Sister served as the Area Superintendent for the Western Region of the Syracuse Diocese.

In 2001, she began her work as Director of Development for the Sisters of St. Francis and later became the CNY Director of Donor Relations.

Sister will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, her love of her family and friends, cheerfulness, friendship, generosity of spirit, prayerfulness, and always having the time for encouraging words to so many others.   She will be especially remembered for her love for her religious community.

Sister is pre-deceased by her parents, her brother Robert Timson and her brother-in-law Jack Joyce.  She is survived by her sister, Joan Joyce, her brother John (Catherine) Timson, many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much and the Sisters of St. Francis.

Calling hours will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018                     in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville, New York.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office at 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, New York 13212 and Francis House at 105 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13208.  Sister EJ was grateful for the wonderful care and kindness shown her and her family and friends at Francis House.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 

 







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  WILLIAM J. FOX
June 30, 1956 to May 6, 2018

William J. Fox, 61 of Central Square passed away on May 6, 2018

Survived by his five children, David, Stephanie, Sarah, Nicholas and Maryellen Fox

14 grandchildren, 13 siblings and his ex-wife, Denise Floss

Visitation is FRIDAY from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

Funeral Services will be immediately following at 4:00 PM with Deacon Steven Manzene officiating from St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. 












             Patrick J. Svoboda
 February 16, 1979 to May 1, 2018

Patrick J. Svoboda, 39 of Clay passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday,
May 1, 2018.

Patrick was a 1997 graduate of the North Syracuse Central School District.  He passionately served on the Board of Education from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2016 and from July 1, 2017 to the present, serving as President of the Board of Education for three years.  Patrick's dedication and commitment to the North Syracuse Central School District students, parents and community will be profoundly missed.

Patrick started his career with Verizon and dedicated 16 years of loyal service before retiring in 2016.  Patrick was driven to make a difference in the lives of children throughout the community. His passion for education led him to embark on a career with the Syracuse City School District in 2017.

In addition to Patrick's contributions to the community, his greatest accomplishments and most tremendous sense of joy came from time spent with this family.  Patrick was blessed with seven children in Gabriella, Cassidy, Brody, Joseph, Addie Jean, Charlie and his "Angel in Heaven", Ivy Jane (2014) along with his loving and nurturing wife, Jessica (Frezza) Svoboda. 

Also left to cherish his memory are his parents, Raymond and Kathy Svoboda; two siblings, Jennifer (Paul) Rose and Christopher (Darlene) Svoboda.

In-laws, Jim and Cheryl Frezza and their children, Adam (Terri Chiao) Frezza, Nikki (Brent) Polos and Tyler (Shannon) Frezza and Elizabeth Chase.

8 nieces and nephews along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Patrick loved sharing stories about the simplest and most profound details of those he admired most.  Patrick adored all of his family and treasured each of his children beyond measure.  He was proud of who they are and excited about what the future holds for them.  His presence is deeply felt and his family and friends will continue to shine the light he shared with us. 

Visitation will be on SUNDAY, May 6, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on MONDAY at 10:30 AM at the church. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Private burial will be in Assumption Cemetery

The family respectfully DECLINES flowers but a donation in Patrick's name may be made to: North Syracuse Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 5205, Syracuse, New York  13220-5205. (Please write "Patrick J. Svoboda Memorial Scholarship" in the memo section of your check)

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or to leave an online condolence message.  The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard 









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ROBERT E. WRIGHT, Jr.
  June 26, 1967 to April 9, 2018 

Robert E. Wright, Jr. 50, of Syracuse passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his home.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Bob was survived by his mother, Gloria Ranger; three siblings, Charles Wright, Michael (Candy) Wright and Tina (Roy) Wright-Hart and one half-sister, Jessica Wright.

Arrangements are not yet finalized for the visitation and services but are tentatively scheduled for Friday morning.  Please check back tomorrow for an update. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. have been entrusted with the arrangements. 


                                    

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          RICHARD ZAKIN 
       April 5, 2018 

 Richard Zakin died peacefully in his sleep on April 5, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 81 years old. He exhibited ceramic work, drawings, and graphic work in locales throughout New York state (Everson Museum, Syracuse; the Greenwich House Pottery, NY), the United States (Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago, Illinois), and in Canada. He published a number of important books, including: Electric Kiln Ceramics, the most recent edition (2015) with F. Bartolovic; Ceramics: Mastering the Craft; Ceramics: Ways of Creation; and Hand Formed Ceramics. He published articles in many venues, including Spanish, British, Canadian, and Australian journals. In his books and articles, he provided innovative glaze formulas and glazing techniques, which many potters use. He conducted workshops in lots of locales (notably Honolulu and Chicago).

 Richard Zakin was born in Manhattan to Ethel and Lester Zakin, and grew up in Spring Valley and Monsey, New York, along with his sister, Elaine (Lani). He studied painting at Syracuse University with George van der Sluis (BFA, 1956), and at the Brooklyn Museum School with Reuben Tam. He studied ceramics at Alfred University (MFA, 1966). The Everson Museum has several of his pieces in their collection. He taught ceramics at the State University of New York at Oswego from 1967 until 2008, and retired as Professor Emeritus. In 1994 he received the SUNY Oswego's President's Award for Creative Research.

In 2015 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and in that same year he gave the keynote address to a large crowd at the annual Alzheimer's Walk of Syracuse. Mr. Zakin came to Judson Park, Cleveland, Ohio, in April, 2017, to be with Helen, his wife of forty-eight years. His most recent exhibition, which opened in Judson Park's Streeter Gallery on 1/19/18 and will close on 5/10/18, is entitled “Richard Zakin: The Art and the Craft: A Retrospective.”

Richard donated his body to the Cleveland Clinic, Body Donation Program, for medical research. Mr. Zakin leaves behind his beloved wife, Helen, sister, Elaine (Zakin) Murphy, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Margaret Cannon, and close maternal cousins, Paul and Kathleen Yorkis, as well as his niece, nephew, and his paternal cousins.

There will be a memorial service at Judson Park, 2181 Ambleside Dr., Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, June 24, at 1:30 in the Auditorium.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Judson Foundation (address: Judson Foundation, 2181 Ambleside Dr., Cleveland, Ohio 44106), which will support the Expressive Arts Center that brought so much joy to Richard.

**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  This obituary will appear in Sunday, April 15, 2018 edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. 




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EDWIN WALTER SNYDER
  March 31, 1952 to March 15, 2018

Edwin Walter Snyder, 65 of Syracuse passed away on March 15, 2018.

A Celebration of Ed's life will be on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM at George O'Deas, 1333 West Fayette Street in Syracuse, NY. 




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Sister David Marie (Barbara Jean) Kelly, OSF
   February 5, 1932 to March 4, 2018

Sister David Marie (Barbara Jean) Kelly OSF, went home to God at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York on Sunday, March 4, 2018.  She was 86 years of age.  Sister was born in Syracuse, New York to Francis and Eva (Edem) Kelly. She entered religious life from Assumption Parish in Syracuse, New York and was a Sister of St. Francis for 63 years.

She received a BS in Education from SUNY at Oswego and an MS in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton, PA.  She was a beloved teacher for over 50 years in many places in New York State including Cohoes, East Syracuse, Fayetteville, Gloversville, Syracuse and Utica.

Sister will be remembered for her extraordinary sense of humor, her love of life, her faithfulness and dedication to her community and family and her special   love of children. 

She was predeceased by her parents, and her brother David Kelly.  Sister is survived by her brother Patrick Kelly, sister-in-law Justine (David) Kelly, her niece Kathleen Schilling; three nephews: David Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Scott Kelly,  five great nephews: Ryan Kelly, Aaron Kelly, James Kelly, Carter Kelly, Bradley Schilling and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Calling hours will be at the Chapel from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  A farewell service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road Syracuse, NY  13212.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

***The obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave an online condolence message.***







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Sister Edward Marie (Marion Elizabeth) Seubert, OSF
     April 5, 1924 to March 1, 2018

Sister Edward Marie Seubert, went home to God on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York.   Sister was born in Utica, New York to Edward John and Dorothy Mary (Achen) Seubert.   She was 93 years old and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 72 years.

She received  a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York  and a Master’s in Business Education from Catholic University of America.   Sister taught in schools in Syracuse, Utica, Amsterdam, Albany and Oswego, NY as well as Riverside and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her early teaching experience spanned first through seventh grades, all four years of high school and instruction at Maria Regina College in Syracuse, New York.  Sister served as principal of an elementary school in Fulton New York.  In 1978 she was asked to serve as Treasurer of Maria Regina College, a post she held until the College surrendered its charter in 1989. 

Sister was also involved in various forms of service to her religious community including Receptionist and Bookkeeper at St. Francis Social Adult Day Care Center, Transportation Coordinator for Jolenta Convent and Office Assistant in the Community Finance Office.  She currently had been a powerful prayer minister for the Sisters of St. Francis.

Sister will be remembered for her love of God’s sunshine and the outdoors, her endless wit, (sense of humor,) her singing and playing the violin, being a member of the Hospice Harmony Singers, her love of Community, family and her God.

Sister was pre-deceased by her parents, a brother Richard F. Seubert and four sisters :  Sister M. Constance Seubert, OSF, Dorothy L. Seubert, Mildred E. (Vincent Fox;  Raymond) Merrill, Gertrude S. (William) Williams, and a niece Ms. Kathleen Kennelty.  She  is survived by two nephews, Russell Williams and Paul Fox; five nieces:  Judith Daviau, Anne Marie Fox, Mrs. Monica Haley, Susan Prevette, Carol Williams and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.  Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the Chapel.  A farewell service will be held at 8:30 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Franciscan Villa Chapel. Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message. The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of both the Syracuse Post Standard and the Utica Observer Dispatch.***





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JOHN PATRICK THERRE, Sr.
August 1, 1951 to February 14, 2018

John Patrick Therre, Sr. , 66 of Syracuse died on February 14, 2018.

Native of Syracuse, John was the son of the late John Daniel Therre and Margaret (Middlesteadt) Therre.

John attended the University of Wisconsin--Madison and graduated with an Engineering Degree from Syracuse University.

There are no known survivors and we are currently searching for John’s relatives.  Please call the funeral home at (315) 422-2534 if you can be of any assistance.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church this upcoming week with burial to follow in Assumption Cemetery.




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HENRY "Hank" G. JOSEPHSON
  September 3, 1932 to February 22, 2018 

Henry “Hank”  G. Josephson, Jr., 85 of Manlius passed away on February 22, 2018.

Native and lifetime resident of Manlius, Hank served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Worked for 34 years at Allied Chemical (Jamesville) and 18 years at St. James Catholic Church in Cazenovia

Pre-deceased by his first wife, Carol (Foote) Josephson along with two daughters, Vicki and Francine Josephson and one son, Herman Josephson.

Survived by his wife of almost 20 years, Cynthia (Lelakowski) Josephson

Two daughters, Terri Josephson-Haines and Marysia Lelakowski-Josephson

Two brothers, Vince (Kathy) Giordano and Gaetano “Guy” (Sharon Checkosky) Giordano

2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM at St. Ann’s R.C. Church , 104 Academy Street, Manlius.

A Mass will be held on SATURDAY at 12:00 PM at the church.

Burial will be immediately following in Manlius Village Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Manlius Senior Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Avenue, Manlius, New York  13104 

**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. **


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DOUGLAS SIMMONS
June 2, 1966 to February 9, 2018

Douglas Simmons, 52 of Syracuse passed away on February 9, 2018.

Doug was a longtime Dishwasher at Pastabilities in Armory Square for over 30 years.

There are no known survivors.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

Burial will be private in Loomis Hill Cemetery

**The newspaper obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.**

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TIMOTHY R. WHITE
September 26, 1951 to February 21, 2018

Timothy “Tim” R. White, 66 of North Syracuse passed away on February 21, 2018 due to a motor vehicle accident.

Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, Tim was the son of the late Bernard J. and Anne (Phelan) White.

Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1971 to 1975 and he retired in 2013 after 30 years with the United States Postal Service.

Tim loved to drag race and was the proud owner of both a 1967 and 1968 Mopar and member of the local Mopar club.

Survived by:  His daughter, Christina (Peter) Seidel of Rochester

One granddaughter, Victoria Seidel and his ex-wife, Deborah Smith.

Also surviving are three aunts, Ellen F. Kirsch, Clara M. Pfrang and Joan Phelan and many cousins

Visitation will be SUNDAY, February 25, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

A Mass of Christian Burial will be MONDAY at 1:00 PM at The Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse.

Contributions may be made to the Assumption Church Food Pantry, 808 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 



***Please visit www.syracuse/obits.com to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.**

**The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard. 




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DONALD L. "The Don" SPURZA
May 15 1942 to February 18, 2018 

Donald L. “The Don” Spurza, 75 of Liverpool passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in 1942 in Little Falls, NY to the late John G. and Ann (Bundyk) Spurza.

Don was a longtime Machinist in the Central New York area for over 40 years retiring in 2011.

His favorite place to be was Lake George , NY and his favorite choice of drink was a nice cold beer.  When not in Lake George, you could find Don daily at Taft Road Wegmans catching up with old friends.

SURVIVED BY:  His beloved wife of 34 years, Karen (Tackman) Spurza

Four children:    Kim (Dwayne) Phelps

                                Donald (Sandy) Spurza

                                Jessica (Andrew) Zilnik

                                Katherine (Joel) Ralston

4 grandchildren, Amanda, Danielle, Hunter, and Jonah

1 great-granddaughter, JayLynn

Several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on WEDNESDAY, February 21, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

A Celebration of Life will be immediately following at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will be private

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057 





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MARY L. DENKA
August 13, 1917 to February 11, 2018

Mary L. Denka, 100 of Liverpool passed away peacefully on February 11, 2018.

Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, Mary was a strong, selfless, independent lady who never complained and proudly lived in her own home up until three weeks ago.

She was an avid reader who loved to knit, do crossword puzzles and take care of everyone that she came into contact with both people and animals alike.  Mary was called “Nanny” by many people and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Frederick L. Denka in 1977 and her son, Fred “Buddy” Denka in 1984.

SURVIVED BY:  One daughter, Deborah (John) Hauswirth of Liverpool

Two sons,  David Denka of Fayetteville

                 Ronald (Sue) Denka of Camillus

Five grandchildren,  Charles (Clara) LaPrease of Baldwinsville

                                Nicholas  LaPrease  of Liverpool

                                Kimberly  ( James ) Wilkins of Falls Church, VA

                               Michelle Hauswirth of North Caroli

Delores A. Deloff, 94 of Syracuse passed away on October 13, 2020 at the Jewish Home of CNY. 
Native and life resident of Syracuse, Delores was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (Michels) Moreth.
Communicant of Assumption Church and longtime BINGO volunteer, Parish Council member and member of the Assumption Academy PTA.
Delores was a longtime Daycare Provider for over 30 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her entire family, going on vacation to places near and far; cooking and making her world famous Christmas cookies. 
Pre-deceased by her parents, her beloved husband of 26 years, Christopher Deloff on January 25, 1975 and her three brothers, Norman, Robert and Richard Moreth
Survived by:  Three daughters, Doreen During of Baldwinsville, Ruth (Richard) Pandozzi of Baldwinsville and Debbi (Paul) Brodfuehrer of Canastota
9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson
One sister, Marilyn Quartier, sister-in-law, Evelyn Moreth, several nieces, nephews and cousins
Visitation will be FRIDAY, October 16, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on FRIDAY at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse. 
The Rite of Christian Burial and committal will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery
Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required to attend both visitation and the funeral Mass.  You will need to sign in at both locations due to NYS contact tracing requirements.  Please note, you must have your temperature taken and there maybe capacity limitations. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church Food Pantry, 808 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 OR Susan G. Komen Foundation , 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, #300, East Syracuse, NY 13057 

  
THOMAS E. DAWLEY
   October 3, 1944 to April 18, 2017 


Thomas E. “Tom” Dawley, 72 of North Syracuse passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Native of Syracuse, Tom was the son of the late Ralph E. and Katherine (Krause) Dawley.

Tom attended both Assumption and North High Schools in the City of Syracuse.

Veteran of U.S. Army serving from 1965 to 1967

Tom loved music, NASCAR, anything to do with the Indy 500 and fishing--- especially on Lake Ontario.

Pre-deceased by his parents and nephew, Michael Dawley

SURVIVED BY:  Two siblings, Paul (Judi) Dawley of Fort Wayne, IN
 Patricia (Gary) Howe of Liverpool

Four nephews:  Jeffrey (Manju) Dawley, David Dawley, Paul (Laurie) Dawley and James Howe

Several grand nieces and nephews and several step-children and their families.

A Memorial Mass will be held on SATURDAY, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

Burial will be private in Onondaga County Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery

***Please visit www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook***



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FR. SIMEON (DANIEL) RUKSTALIS, OFM Conv.
   September 25, 1933 to March 27, 2017 


+Fr. Simeon (Daniel) Rukstalis, OFM Conv., was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on September 25, 1933, and passed away on March 27, 2017.   He was the son of William and Nellie (Sankus) Rukstalis.  In addition to his Franciscan family, his family and friends survive him.

After service in the US Navy, Friar Simeon entered the Novitiate of the Franciscan Friars Conventual, August 11, 1957 in Middleburg, NY.   He professed his Solemn Vows on September 16, 1961, and was ordained to the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Cathedral on May 23, 1964.  He did his philosophy and theology studies at St. Anthony-on-Hudson, Rensselaer, NY.

After his Ordination Fr. Simeon was a teacher at Catholic Information Center, Binghamton, NY. He was Assistant Pastor at St. Francis Parish, Lambert, Quebec, St. Cyril and Method Parish, Binghamton, NY.  He became the hospital Chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in 1972 – 1974.  He was Pastor of St. George Parish, Utica, NY from 1974-1982, and Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Elizabeth City, NC from 1982-1985.  He returned to Trenton in 1986 where he once again served as Chaplain to St. Francis Medical Center until 1986. 

In the years after 1986, Fr. Simeon served and the communities of St. Joseph – St. Patrick, Utica, NY, St. Joseph Parish, Endicott, NY; St. Anthony, Inlet, NY and St. Henry’s, Raquette Lake, NY; he was also Chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica, NY, and he returned to St. Cyril and Method Church in Binghamton in 1996. Since 2014, he retired to Fr. Justin Senior Friars Residence, Hamburg, NY. 

Visiting hours will be held on April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Assumption Church, Syracuse, NY.   A Franciscan Wake Service will take place at 7 p.m.   On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. preceded by visitation 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    Interment will be at St. George Cemetery, Whitesboro, NY on Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m.  Memorial Donations may be made to the Franciscan Education Burse, 12300 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042.


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JACQUELINE "Jackie" K. LEE-ENGEL
            January 15, 1933 to March 24, 2017

Jacqueline K. Lee-Engel, 84 of Dewitt passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Crouse Hospital.

Pre-deceased by her husband, Donald A. Engel on September 29, 2002.

Jackie retired from Baylor Hospital in Garland, Texas.

Pre-deceased by her husband, Donald A. Engel in 2002

SURVIVED BY:  Her children, Brian F. Lee and Thomas W. Lee, Jr.

Grandchildren, Shannon Lee, Jhanna Lee-White, Ryan Lee, Joshua Lee, Tiffany Lee and Nicole  Abrams

Great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Cameron, Brianna Lee and Kayla Lee

Services will be private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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KENNETH EUGENE BISHOP
September 6, 1960 to March 1, 2017 

Kenneth Eugene Bishop, 56 of Syracuse. died on March 1, 2017.

Native of Syracuse, Ken was the son of the late Howard and Beverly Bishop

Graveside services will be WEDNESDAY at 10:00 AM at Loomis Hill Cemetery, Town of Onondaga

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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ROGER P. RUSH
July 18, 1949 to March 10, 2017


Roger P. Rush, (N2TRB), 67 of Syracuse passed away peacefully at the VA Medical Center on March 10, 2017.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Roger was the son of the late Rita (Roskopf) and Roger A. Rush.

Graduate of Henninger High School, Class of 1968

Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970.

Roger enjoyed boating and fishing on Oneida Lake and on the Seneca River.  He was also an avid amateur ham radio operator with the call sign of N2TRB.

SURVIVED BY:  One sister, Nancy (Doug) Foley of North Syracuse

One brother, Daniel (Susan) Rush of Syracuse

2 aunts, Barbara Muhl and Margaret (George) Cole

One uncle, Robert Roskopf

His nieces and nephew, Jennifer, Kari and Jeff along with several cousins

Calling hours will be TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

A Mass of Christian Burial will be WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM at St. Daniel’s Church,

The Christian Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the VA Medical Center, especially Floor 4 SCI and the ICU for the compassion and care that they showed to Roger.

CONTRIBUTIONS:  VA Medical Center, c/o DAV Transportation Department, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210 

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SISTER MARY KEVIN DeTORE, OSF
     August 13, 1919 to March 8, 2017

Sister Mary Kevin (Dolores) DeTore OSF, went home to God at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  She was 97 years of age.  Sister was born in Utica, New York to Thomas and Frances (Sacco) DeTore.  She entered religious life from St. Anthony Parish in Utica, New York and was a Sister of St. Francis for 71 years.

She received a BS in Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y.

Sister taught in many schools in the states of New York and New Jersey.  She also did secretarial work at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica. She will be remembered for her years of dedicated service to Community, for her caring, dedication and devotion to family and friends and for her great sense of humor and love of life.

Sister was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Roger and Rudolph DeTore and her sisters Evelyn and Gloria DeTore.  She is survived by her cousins Mary Lou Scalese, Elizabeth Van Wie and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Calling hours will be at the Chapel from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  A farewell service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road Syracuse, NY 13212











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 PATRICIA A. "Patty" (Rossi) WALL
    June 29, 1934 to February 27, 2017



Mrs. Patricia A. (Rossi) Wall, 82 of Syracuse passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Francis House.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Patty was the daughter of the late David and Virginia Rossi.

Longtime communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Patty loved to cook, bake and spend time with her family and friends.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her four siblings; Anna Adams, Anthony Rossi, Sandy Adams and Jennie Lizzio.

SURVIVED BY:  Her husband of 58 years, John E. “Jack” Wall

One son, Patrick (Tracy) Wall

4 grandchildren, Kelsey and Parker Wall, Joshua Claps and Makenzie Gransbury

One sister, Grace Antonio

Many nieces and nephews encompassing three generations

A Mass of Christian Burial will be SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church

The Rite of Christian Burial will be immediately following at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Dewitt.

Calling hours are FRIDAY from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of those who assisted Pat during her illness especially Michelle Sands and her dear friend and neighbor, Lizzie Corapi.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208



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BARBARA A. (Bernet) OSBELT
       December 10, 1930 to February 18, 2017

Mrs. Barbara A. (Bernet) Osbelt, 86 of Syracuse passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Native of Syracuse, Barbara was the daughter of Paul and Marie (Hagy) Bernet.

Graduate of the Central Vocational High School in Syracuse and retired from Ral-Rich Tool Supply Company after 30 years of service.

Communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church and former member of its Altar Rosary Society and longtime Leader with Campfire Girls at Blessed Sacrament.

Barb was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed being a NY Yankee fan, an avid Syracuse University supporter and a Buffalo Bills fan.

Pre-deceased by her parents; her husband Robert P. Osbelt, Sr. in 2006; her daughter, Cindy Osbelt Clarke in 2001 and grandson, Andy Clarke in 1989.

SURVIVED BY:  Two sons, Gary R. Osbelt of Georgia and Robert P. Osbelt, Jr. of Cicero

Many nieces and nephews and cousins encompassing three generations.

Calling hours are TUESDAY, February 21, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following at 6:00 PM with Rev. Peter Reddick officiating.

The Rite of Christian Burial will be held on WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt

Contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 1320



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MARGARET LYNN PRICE
    May 11, 1950 to January 24, 2017


Margaret Lynn Price, 66 of Syracuse died on January 24, 2017.

Native of Maryland, Margaret was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mary (King) Price.

Margaret worked at the University of Rochester as a Facilitator for the blind community.

There are no known survivors.

Graveside services will be held on FRIDAY at 11:00 AM at Loomis Hill Cemetery in the Town of Onondaga


***If you knew Margaret, please call the funeral home at (315) 422-2534 in order to assist with family notifications.**


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CATHERINE F. NELIPOWITZ
     March 7, 1928 to January 14, 2017

Catherine F. Nelipowitz, 88 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017 at Loretto Geriatric Center.

Native of Syracuse, Kate graduated from Assumption High School in 1946 and spent 45 years as a Payroll Specialist at Cooper Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse.

Pre-deceased by her parents, three siblings. Fr. Charles F. Nelipowitz, OFM Conv.; Joan Lukenbill and Louis Nelipowitz.  She was also pre-deceased by her dear friend, Phyllis Ryan and great-nephew, Sgt. Christopher C. Simpson.

SURVIVED BY:  Her dear friend of 55 years, Carolyn Maestri and many nieces and nephews which encompass two generations.

Graveside services will be held on SATURDAY, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

CONTRIBUTIONS:  Sgt. Christopher Simpson Foundation, C/O The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York  13502


** Newspaper obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  Guestbook and online condolences will be available online at Syracuse.com beginning later today. 







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JEFF SHERARD
          June 26, 1976 to December 29, 2016 

Jeff Sherard, 40 of Syracuse passed away on December 29, 2016.

Survived by his wife, Jody Sherard.  His mother, Alice M. Green, one sister, Theresa DeLeon; his aunt, Roberta Emerson; step-son, Donovan; three uncles; several nieces, nephews and cousins

Visitation is on SATURDAY, January 7, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home, 900 N. Salina Street.

Burial will be private

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MARY VERONICA "Roni" YUNGWIRTH
         March 15, 1921 to November 26, 2016



Mrs. Mary Veronica "Roni" Yungwirth, 95 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016. 

Native of North Fond Du Lac Wisconsin and Syracuse resident for over 70 years.

Mrs. Yungwirth was a salesperson at the former E. W. Edwards, Wells & Coverly and retired from Sibley’s Department Store in 1986.

Communicant of Assumption Church and member of its Altar Rosary Society, the Third Order of St. Francis, a Bible study group and an active volunteer with the former Assumption Academy and the Convent School.

Former member of the Ross Park Neighborhood Watch Association

Mrs. Yungwirth and her husband traveled to Fatima Portugal to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in 1983.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her beloved husband of 68 years, Gregory J. Yungwirth who passed away on February 22, 2011.

SURVIVED BY:  Three daughters:  Mary M. (Joe) Howard of Silver Spring, MD

                                                         Joan M. (Jimmy Ryan) Yungwirth of Liverpool, NY

                                                         Anne M. Grome of Liverpool, NY

One son, Joseph G. (Inga) Yungwirth of Hagerstown, MD

19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and  34 great-great grandchildren

Two sisters-in-law, Anita Thompson and Beatrice Pilkenton

Two brothers-in-law, Thomas (Agnes) Yungwirth and Jerome Yungwirth

Many nieces and nephews encompassing three generations

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Assumption Church at a date to be announced in the Spring . The Rite of Committal and Christian Burial will follow in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum.

There are no calling hours

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

**This obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to leave a message or sign the Guestbook.  The online version will be posted on November 28, 2016. 

                                                                               





JOHN H. LEHMAN
February 24, 1953 to November 23, 2016

John H. Lehman, 63 of Syracuse passed away on November 23, 2016 at Van Duyn Home and Hospital

Native of Queens, New York, John grew up on Long Island and came to Syracuse about 30 years ago residing on the Northside, Eastwood and in Solvay.

Graduate of St. John’s University, John was known as a highly intelligent, kind-hearted gentle soul who assisted many people in his work in Human Services.

John will be entombed privately at the Woodlawn Cemetery Cremation Center

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JOSEPH G. CYR, Jr.
     July 6, 1948 to October 27, 2016 


Joseph G. Cyr, Jr. 68 of Syracuse died on October 27, 2016 at University Hospital as a result of a pedestrian-automobile accident.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Joe attended Assumption Academy from K-12 and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1966.

Joe continued his education at Onondaga Community College earning an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Technology.   He then graduated from RIT with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Technology in 1974. He continued his education taking additional post graduate classes in Informational Science at Syracuse University.

Joe worked at the AMF Strike ‘N Spare Lanes in Mattydale for over 30 years retiring in 2014.

He was an avid coin collector and sports card collector owning and operating the former “Joe’s Sports Cards” on Park Street for a number of years.
Lifetime communicant of Assumption Church.


Pre-deceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen (Koppel) Cyr


SURVIVED BY: Two siblings, William A. Cyr and Marie T. Cyr, both of Syracuse

Calling hours are SUNDAY, November 6, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street.

A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following the Mass in Assumption Cemetery.


Contributions may be made in Joe’s honor to Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 















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                                                                                 CECILIA BROWNING (CAMER) GOODWIN
                    November 17, 1926 to October 24, 2016 

Cecilia Browning Camer Goodwin, 89, of Suwanee, GA,  passed away peacefully Monday morning, October 24, 2016 at her home in Suwanee, Georgia.  She was born November 17th, 1926 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Edward Camer, Stanislau, Austria and Sarah Lavinia Murray Camer, Lake George, New Brunswick, Canada. She married Roy Charles Goodwin on March 1st 1953 in Rochester, New  York. 

She is survived by her son, Dr. R. Clark (Mary) Goodwin of Fayetteville, New York; her daughter, Valerie  Diane Goodwin (Robert) Dirksen of Suwanee, GA; her daughter-in law, Barbara Wilde Goodwin of Upper Marlboro, Maryland;  two granddaughters Sarah and Catherine Dirksen of Suwanee, Georgia, and two grandsons Andrew and David Goodwin of Fayetteville, New York, and two adopted grandsons, Stanley Cayo and Patrick Caporal; one nephew, Keith Barkley of Rochester, and several cousins.
Cecilia is predeceased by her  beloved husband of 63 years Roy Charles Goodwin, sons John Paul, Roy Cole, and daughter Heather Elizabeth.  Her only sister Nancy Murray Camer Stapley also predeceased her.

After attending Kings College at the University of Toronto, Cecilia went on to work at the Imperial Bank of Canada, before coming to New York in 1951.  She accepted a position with Executive Offices at Kodak Park, in Rochester, New York , and worked there until 1954, when she quit to stay home and start a family.  She ultimately returned to work , and was a Federal  Retiree, having worked in Germany and Ft. Drum, Watertown, New York

Her mother’s family was United Empire Loyalists  from Donnelly Settlement in the Maritime province of New Brunswick, and her father’s family were horse brokers , and traded horses throughout Europe for multi generations, providing horses for the Austrian Army and the Czar of Russia. As a result, her father spoke 7 languages fluently.  He was well traveled throughout the world where he had worked as a ship engineer.  Upon arriving in Canada in 1905, he was a Real Estate Broker, and Stock Broker on the Canadian
Stock Exchange.   Her Mother was a nurse who had survived the 1918 Flu pandemic in Montreal, and was the last remaining nurse assisting the last doctor at the Montreal General Hospital.  She was never sick, and didn’t get a sniffle when 50 to 100 million perished in the pandemic, as she was extremely healthy.

Cecilia was very proud of her heritage and her family, but never boastful.  Anyone who knew her, were amazed at her literary skills (as she loved to read the dictionary and could spell anything), her love of history and amazing wealth of knowledge, and her writing skills were incredible.  One day she asked to look up her mother’s cousin Bliss Carmen,  whom she said  was “some writer and her mother adored him”.  In fact, William Bliss Carmen was the Poet Laurate of Canada!  His literary roots run deep with an ancestry that includes a mother who was a descendant of Daniel Bliss of Concord, Mass, and the great-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  His sister, Jean married the botanist and historian William Francis Ganong.  Additionally, on his mother’s side, he was a first cousin to Sr. Charles G. D. Roberts.

What she loved most, was enjoying time with her family, listening to classical music, drinking a hot cup of Red Rose Tea, and having an incredible conversation, as she was an expert on just about everything.  She was the most incredible, kind, positive, inviting, hospitable, loving person you ever met.  You could not leave her, not know how much she loved you.  She will be forever in our hearts and souls, and her spirit will live on through all of us. 

Services will be conducted at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Geneva, New York.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arra
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ecilia Browning (Camer), 89, of Suwanee, GA, and formerly of Watertown, passed away peacefully in her home Monday morning, October 24, 2016.  She was born November 17th, 1926 in Toronto, Canada, to the late Edward and Sarah (Murray) Camer.

She married Roy Charles Goodwin on March 1st 1953 in Rochester, New York. 

Cecilia is predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Roy Charles Goodwin; three children, John Paul Goodwin, Roy Cole Goodwin and Heather Elizabeth Goodwin and her only sister, Nancy Murray (Camer) Stapley. 

Survived by her son, Dr. R. Clark (Mary) Goodwin of Fayetteville, NY; her daughter, Valerie Goodwin (Robert) Dirksen of Suwanee, GA; her daughter-in law, Barbara Wilde Goodwin of Upper Marlboro, Maryland;  four grandchildren, Sarah and Catherine Dirksen, and Andrew and David Goodwin. Two adopted grandsons, Stanley Cayo and Patrick Caporal; a nephew, Keith Barkley of Rochester, and several cousins.

Cecilia worked at the Imperial Bank of Canada, before moving to New York in 1951.  She accepted a position with the Executive Offices of Kodak Park, in Rochester. She worked there until 1954, when she elected to stay home and start a family.  With college bound children, she returned to work for the US Government, Department of the Army at Fort Drum and West Germany.   While living in Germany, she enjoyed traveling throughout Europe.

What Cecilia loved most, was enjoying time with her family, listening to classical music, drinking a hot cup of Red Rose Tea, and engaging in spirited conversations.  She was the most incredible, kind, positive, inviting, hospitable and loving person.  You could not leave her without knowing how much she loved you.  She will be forever in our hearts and souls, and her spirit will live on through all of us. 

Services were privately conducted at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Geneva with a private burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Cecilia and her late husband loved children, and supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children.


















 

                                                 







     JOAN V. (Davis) BURTON
  March 5, 1928 to October 9, 2016 


Joan V. Burton, 88 of Syracuse passed away on October 9, 2016.

Joan was born in Oneonta to the late Russell and Edith (Foster) Davis.

Longtime resident of the Syracuse area, Joan spent her last years at Loretto Geriatric Center. 

There are no services. 

A brief obituary will appear in Sunday's edition of The Post Standard 

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KATHERINE HANNA
      July 15, 1950 to October 13, 2016 


Katherine Hanna, 66 of Fayetteville, widow of Johnnie Hanna, passed away on the evening of October 13, 2016 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, surrounded by loving family, after an extensive illness.

Katherine was a Brooklyn native who spent most of her life in the New York City area before moving to Syracuse after her retirement from her 25-year career with Verizon.

She was born July 15, 1950 in Brooklyn, daughter to the late Chaim and Hilda Wolinski. Her brothers George and Max, and sisters Bessie and Johanna survive her. One brother, Charles, preceded her in death. She was mom to daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Robert, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Stephanie. She was grandma to Deonna, Courtney, Nick, Makayla and Aaron, and great-grandma to Layton. She was aunt to Jasmyne, Autumn, Jourdan, Brooke, Christopher and Joshua. She had many cousins, to which she was especially close to Hanni-Rose and husband Robert; Ruth and husband John; and Paul and wife Susan. She was very close to and the niece of her Tante Ilse and Inge, who will miss her deeply.

Family and friends remember Katherine as being an enthusiastic board game player, Scrabble game competitor, and card game-playing shark. She enjoyed the pleasure of eating out with family and friends, having someone else preparing a delicious meal, especially if it were pork chops or a savory steak. She was a lover of reading crime fiction and fantasy thriller books, writing poetry and short stories, and putting puzzles together. Her talent for crocheting blankets of all sizes, shapes and colors were a gift to many family members and friends. During the last four years, she found the most gratification in the giving of her talent as a volunteer donor of children’s blankets to the Crouse Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make a charitable contribution in memory of Katherine to the charities she too contributed, including, Crouse Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St. Jude Research Hospital, or the American Cancer Society in support of breast cancer awareness.

Services will be private and have been entrusted to Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. in Syracuse.


By Henry Scott-Holland

 

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way, which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!












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  SISTER M. GWENDOLYN LARKINS, OSF
                     November 10, 1926 to October 5, 2016

Sister M. Gwendolyn (Helen) Larkins, went home to God at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse,    New York on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  She was 89 years old.  Sister was born in Cambridge, New Jersey to Joseph and Helen (Cassidy) Larkins and grew up in Riverside, New Jersey. She was a Sister of St. Francis for 71 years.

 

She received a BS in Humanities from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and also graduated from Syracuse University as a certified Music Educator.  Sister’s early ministry included catechetical and social work at St. Matthew Parish in East Syracuse and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Endicott, New York.  She was known as an educator having spent most  of her life as a teacher in Riverside and Trenton, New Jersey;  Lakeland, Florida; as well as Endicott, North Syracuse, Minoa, Utica and Syracuse, New York.  Sister also served well as a Hospitality Minister at St. Francis Pensione in Rome, Italy.

 

She spent her religious life quietly following in the footsteps of Jesus, St. Francis and St. Clare.  Sister will be remembered for her gentleness, prayerfulness, warm smile, and readiness to serve the needs of others.  Many were drawn to Sister by her warm-hearted, welcoming spirit.

 

She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Julia Evans, and four brothers, Clement, Edward, Francis and Joseph Gross.  She is survived by her sister, Bernadette Toner; two brothers, Joseph Larkins and Gerard Gross, nieces and nephews, and the Sisters of St. Francis.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Calling hours will be at the Chapel from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  A farewell service will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office,  6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.




This obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday, October 9th.

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 KATHRYN "JANE" GLYNN 
                July 15, 1927 to September 22, 2016

Kathryn (Jane) Ziegler Glynn,89, wife of the late George T. Glynn died September 22, 2016.

Born in Syracuse to the late Kathryn and Fred Ziegler, Jane was a graduate of Assumption Academy, she worked at NY Telephone, and later was a Liverpool Schools bus driver. As their children grew, she volunteered as lector, Eucharistic minister and in funeral ministry at St. Joseph the Worker and was an active member of the prayer groups.

Jane always wanted to be a mother and have a large family. She and George did, yet there was always room at the table for more!

Pre-deceased by her parents, her beloved husband, her infant sister Anne and her step-mother, Louise.

She is survived by her children for whom she is an example of grace: Kathryn, Pat (Joe) Rao, Dan (Lynn), Nancy, Mike (Wendy), Mary (Paul) Keller, Beth, Tom (Donna), Erin (Keith) Molinich.

She was proud of her grands and followed their achievements, large and small: Janel and Jordan Rao; Kaiti and Jim Glynn; Capri (Carlo)Tamilia and Kendal Glynn; Zack, Haley and Ryan Keller; George, Anthony and Ashley Glynn; Glynn, Jake, and Wyatt Molinich,  great-grandson James Glynn, sister Marguerite (Earl) Seeber and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on SUNDAY from 12:00 to 3:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N.Salina Street in Syracuse

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1001 Tulip Street in Liverpool

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Menorah Park for their assistance in caring for Jane.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry, 1001 Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY 13088  or The Franciscan Northside Ministries, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208.

 
If you would like to leave a remembrance or sign a virtual guestbook, please go to www.syracuse.com/obituaries.  The published obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard

                                     




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                SCOTT H. CAYAN
          January 11, 1975 to September 15, 2016

Scott H. Cayan, 41 of Camillus and formerly of Texas passed away on September 15, 2016.

All Services will be private per the Cayan Family's wishes.



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  SISTER BARBARA(MARY)KARDOS,OSF     
                        October 21, 1921 to August 26, 2016

Sister Barbara (Mary) Kardos, OSF, went home to God on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Franciscan Villa.  She was born in Taylor, PA to George and Barbara (Belensky) Kardos.  Sister was 94 and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 70 years.  Sister Barbara received a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY and her Teacher Certification from SUNY and also in Florida. 

Sister taught in many schools in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida. In her later years, Sister taught at the former Pen and Pages Tutorial Center and worked as an Assistant in the Community Finance Office. Sister also served in many Community Leadership positions.

She was predeceased by her parents, four siblings, Father Blasé Kardos, OFM Conv.; Edward and Joseph Kardos, and Barbara Donohoe.  She is survived by a brother, Thomas (Patricia) Kardos, two sisters-in-law, Frances (Joseph) Kardos and Audrey (Edward) Kardos,  several nieces and nephews and the Sisters of St. Francis.

Sister Barbara will be remembered for her years of devoted service to her community, her caring and compassionate ways, her prayerfulness, diligence, loyalty, patience and her creative baking skills.  She was a quiet, gentle influence on many and endeared herself to all those she encountered. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, New York 13212.  Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the chapel.  A farewell service will be held at 8:30 am on Friday, September 2, 2016  at the Franciscan Villa Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.


Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 


                        






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 WILLIAM ROBERT DOMRES 
                 March 9, 1924 to August 7, 2016

William Robert Domres, 92, a life-long resident of Syracuse passed away on August 7, 2016 at the Englewood Hospice House in Englewood Fl after a brief illness with his daughter at his side. 

William was born to the late Leonard Domres and Dewey Edna (Lamp) Domres on March 9, 1924.  A proud graduate of Assumption High School, Bill served in the U.S Army from July 1943 to February 1946 and on August 13, 1949, he married the former Lorraine Price

Bill was a Butcher who worked for Maiers Market on Park St in Syracuse for many years.  Upon his “retirement”, he continued to work at Liehs and Steigerwald’s on Butternut Street well into his 80’s.

For many years, Bill was an usher at Assumption Church, a life-long member of the Pastime Athletic Club as well as a member of the Assumption Church Men’s Golf League.

He was thrilled to have his first and only hole-in-one on May 17, 2012 at the young age of 88.  A life long member of the VFW South Salina until his moving to Florida at which time he became a member of the Port Charlotte VFW

Pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Leonard and his loving wife Lorraine

Survived by his sister, Virginia Bottorff of Liverpool

One son, William (Joy) of Nampa, Idaho; His daughter and care giver, Susan Dickinson of Palm Coast/Englewood Fl

Five grandchildren,  Tammi (Brian) Haas of Winter Haven Fl; William Dickinson of  Fort Collins CO; Traci Monroe of Englewood Fl;  Amanda and Michael Domres both of  Nampa Idaho. 

The “loves of his life”; His 3 great grandchildren; Robert and Emily Haas of Winter Haven Fl and Sidney James Monroe of Englewood, FL. 

As well as many nieces (including Joanne DeKing of Liverpool) and nephews, cousins and many friends from the Syracuse area.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on SATURDAY, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church which is the same day and place that he married the love of his life 67 years ago.

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Visitation will be held on FRIDAY, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 North Salina Street in Syracuse where the family will be greeting friends at that time. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made in William’s name to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd Sarasota, Fl 34238. 

                                                                

 






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  M. EVELYN AUBER
                              October 4, 1936 to July 28, 2016


Per Evelyn's longtime wishes, there will NOT be an obituary.

Evelyn will be buried with her family in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at a later date.

If you are a member of her family or have any knowledge regarding any family, please call our funeral home at (315) 422-2534.





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   GEORGE RAYMOND PELKEY
                                September 25, 1921 to July 23, 2016


G. Raymond Pelkey, 94 of Hyattsville, Maryland passed on to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 23, 2016. 

Ray (along with his twin brother John)were born to the late George Edward Pelkey and Nina Padden Pelkey in Geneva, NY on September 25, 1921. 

Ray was a longtime Floral Designer in Washington, DC

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church in Washington, DC.

Ray will be buried privately in the Fall alongside his parents and beloved brother in St. Mary's Cemetery in Dewitt.

McGuire Funeral Services in Washington, DC handled the local arrangements and Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. will be handling the burial.





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 JAMES A. "Jessie" JANES, Jr. 
                  July 29, 1972 to July 11, 2016

James A. “Jessie” Janes, Jr. 43 of Syracuse, July 11, 2016.

SURVIVED BY: Three children, Jessie, Sondra, Nathan and their mother, Marie.

His mother, Linda Heckman and his Fiancée,  Stephanie Favata.

Two sisters, Gina Trumble and Tammy Janes and only grandson, Christopher Courtney, Jr.

Visitation on TUESDAY from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 North Salina Street with services to follow at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Terrence Millbyer officiating.

Per Jessie's wishes, he was cremated and his cremated remains will be given to his family.

Contributions may be made directly to the family.

The Obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard.


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                       THOMAS P. BERGAMO
              August 14, 1939 to July 6, 2016

Thomas P. “Tom” 76 of Tully passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 6, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.


A native of Syracuse, Tom was born on August 14, 1939 to the late William and Kathryn (Barry) Bergamo

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1957 to 1961 on the USS Yorktown and USS Boxer Aircraft Carriers.

Tom became a Syracuse Police Officer serving for 20 years in the City of Syracuse.  After his retirement from the police force, he worked as a Security Officer for 1 Park Place for over 15 years retiring again in 2007.

Tom was a nature enthusiast enjoying fishing and hunting and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

SURVIVED BY:  His wife of 30 years, Suzanna Hier Bergamo

Three children: Laurie (Mark) Kirkpatrick, Patrick (Jennifer) Bergamo and William (Michelle) Bergamo

One step-son, Eric (Megan) Hier

4 grandchildren, Nicole, Kelly, Christopher Bergamo and Luke Hier

Two brothers, Peter W. (Rita) Bergamo and Barry James (Sue) Bergamo as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on MONDAY, July 11, 1016 at 9:30 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Howlett Hill Road, Syracuse

Visitation will be on SUNDAY, July 10, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc., 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tully Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Railroad Street, Tully, New York  13159

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                   NORMA KUNZELMAN KESSLER
               September 10, 1929 to July 6, 2016

Norma Kunzelman Kessler, 86 was called to be with the Lord on July 6, 2016.  
 
She was born on September 10, 1929 in Syracuse and lived there for 57 years before moving to Liverpool in 1987.


Norma was a lifelong communicant of Assumption Church.

She married Howard Kessler on June 18, 1949, a marriage that lasted 55 years until his passing.

Norma was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, playing scrabble and doing crossword puzzles.

Norma will be reunited with her parents, Frank and Nettie, her husband Howard, sisters, Ellen, Marion, Mildred, Shirley and her brother, Chuck.

Left to cherish Norma’s memories are her sons, Jerry (Bernadette) and Don(Judy); grandchildren, Shana (Kevin), Brett (Katie), Briana (John), Corey (Erika) and great-grandchildren, Connor, Jayden, Ella, and Lyra.

Her sister, Germaine Corbett and brother, Fran (Mary) Kunzelman and numerous nieces and nephews.

As a family, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Central New York and Francis House of Syracuse and the many friends for their unwavering love and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be held immediately following the Mass in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208

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 RITA P.KALIN
                   October 1, 1921 to June 29, 2016

Miss Rita P. Kalin, 94 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, June 29, 2016 at Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center.


Native of Syracuse, Rita was born on October 1, 1921 to the late Engelbert and Margaret (Hipkens) Kalin.

Rita was a lifelong resident of Syracuse and was employed as a Clerk for the Small Business and Internal Revenue Service for 31 years retiring in 1981.

Longtime communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, the Golden Agers of Blessed Sacrament and the Catholic Women’s Club.

Member of the National Association of Federal Employees

Pre-deceased by her parents and her four siblings; Alfred Kalin, Edward Kalin, Marie Gurzny and Helen Ours

SURVIVED BY:  One sister, Margaret “Peggy” Young of Syracuse and several beloved nieces and nephews encompassing three generations.

Rita was a sweet, kind, gentle, faith-filled loving lady who touched many lives during her long life.  She always had a sparkle in her eye, a hug and kiss at the ready and was always willing to listen.  We will miss our dear sister and aunt very much and we wish her peace in her eternal reward.

The entire family wishes to express their gratitude to the 13th Floor at Loretto with a special thank you to Sonja, Cassy and Bill. We appreciate all of the kindness and support that you showered on Rita for the past two years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church in Syracuse

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Visitation will be held on TUESDAY in the church from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, 3127 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206

 
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   GEORGE J. BRANDT, Sr. 
                  November 23, 1919 to June 16, 2016


George J. Brandt, Sr., 96 of Syracuse passed away on June 16, 2016. 


Born to the late Frank J. Brandt and Mary (Benyacska) Brandt on November 23, 1919.

Veteran of World War II proudly serving in the U.S. Army and fought in “The Battle of the Bulge”.

Pre-deceased by his parents, his two sisters, Mary and Viola as well as his first wife, Prudy (Bellomo) Brandt and second wife, Dorthy (Klering) Brandt.

SURVIVED BY:  Two sons, George J. Brandt, Jr. and Charles (Jennifer Becker) Brandt

Three granddaughters, Kayla, Nicole and Maria

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. was entrusted with the arrangements

Services were private



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